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Shiloh National Military Park

1055 Pittsburg Landing Road
731-689-5696

Visit the sites of the most epic struggle in the Western Theater of the Civil War. Nearly 110,000 American troops clashed in a bloody contest that resulted in 23,746 casualties; more casualties than in all of America's previous wars combined. Explore both the Shiloh and Corinth battlefields to discover the impact of this struggle on the soldiers and on the nation.



Reviews

Michael Mitchum

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Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
It's awesome to live where one of the most famous civil war battles took place, it's clean peaceful quiet and full of wonderful history!

Mark Garland

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Saturday, June 30, 2018
As a Soldier, I am truly humbled every time I visit Shiloh. I am fortunate that my in-laws live about 20 minutes away. This affords me the opportunity to come to Shiloh at least twice a year. This year I found a new area of the park that I had never been in before, the Indian mounds which served as Grants Left Flank during the battle. It is such a beautiful place. I truly believe that this is sacred ground. I believe Darryl Worley says it best in his song "Shiloh" A mist halos the meadow and a soft wind Breathes a whisper through the trees As I lean against a hickory I close my eyes and I can almost see The ghostly forms of blue and gray And I can almost hear the cannons blast Standin' in the presence of the past The first few waves came cheerin' Fear and hatred runnin' through their blood When the day was finally over Those left were wadin' through a crimson flood To think I could be right here In the spot where some young soldier breathed his last Standin' in the presence of the past Brother fightin' brother Father fightin' son By the time the sun was settin' Looked like the South had won Now my mouth's as dry as cotton And my heart is beatin' fast Standin' in the presence of the past Sunrise caught the rebels sleepin' and they woke To hear a Yankee bugle blow Bullets flew like angry hornets Till the peach tree blossoms drifted down like snow It must have been like hell on earth What happened here is more than we can grasp Standin' in the presence of the past Brother fightin' brother Father fightin' son By the time the smoke had lifted They knew the North had won Lord my soul feels empty As my tears fall on this grass Standin' in the presence of the past Brother killin' brother Father slayin' son From the looks of this old graveyard Hell nobody really won Somethin's changed inside me It sure can happen fast Standin' in the presence of the past A mist halos the meadow and a soft wind Breathes a whisper through the trees.

Larry Taylor

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Monday, April 30, 2018
Very informative. Clean, quiet, and well maintained. Does not have a guided tour like some other Civil War Parks.

American Pride

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Saturday, June 23, 2018
My 3rd great grandfather fought here with the 16th Wisconsin we will be back

John B

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Saturday, April 14, 2018
Just visited the park on the 156th Anniversary (2018) of the Civil War Battle of April 6th and 7th, 1862. The Park is well kept and the staff, including volunteers and many others, are very knowledgeable and helpful. Many monuments, cannon positions, and information signs help visitors to understand the troop movements and phases of the battle as it unfolded on the two days of conflict. The additional sites of Fallen Timbers and especially the Interpretive Center at Corinth, Mississippi fill out the related and regional aspects of the conflict placing its importance into the overall scheme of the Union strategy for the War in the West.

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