Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Shiloh National Military Park

My husband and I drove to Shiloh in late August. Shiloh National Military Park is located in Tennessee and Mississippi. The famous Civil War battle took place April 6-7, 1862. The park visitor center has video presentation highlighting the two days in the spring of 1862.

The Shiloh National Cemetery is located on the bank of the Tennessee River near Pittsburg Landing where the Union Troops landed and prepared to meet the Confederates.

Tennessee River

We followed the park driving tour map to visit the monuments and markers in the park.
It is difficult to imagine what it was like in April 1862.
Today the park is a peaceful and beautiful landscape.

The Shiloh Meeting House, a Methodist church, gave the battle its name.

About fifteen turkeys crossed the road.

The squirrels were busy in the cemetery.

After our driving tour of the park we headed south to Corinth, Mississippi.
 The Civil War Interpretive Center in Corinth has several interactive displays related to the Corinth Contraband Camp and life in the town during war time.

I liked the monument above.
The stone rectangles represented famous Civil War battles.


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