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Shiloh National Military Park

Pittsburg Landing

Steamboats at Pittsburg Landing

(NPS Photo)

Congress established Shiloh National Military Park on December 27, 1894 to commemorate the April 6-7, 1862 battle that raged around Shiloh Church and Pittsburg Landing. Producing more than 23,000 casualties, the battle was the largest engagement in the Mississippi Valley campaign during the Civil War. Originally under the War Department, Shiloh National Military Park was transferred to the National Park Service in the Department of the Interior in 1933. Currently, the park has over 4,200 acres. The Corinth Battlefield Unit encompass roughly 240 acres with potential for a total of 800 acres. For more information, click on the following links:

Battle of Shiloh History

Shiloh Battlefield Legislation

Shiloh Historical Handbook

Shiloh Map

Shiloh Monument Location System

Shiloh Site Bulletins

Did You Know?

Ambrose Bierce

Famous author Ambrose Bierce served in the 9th Indiana Infantry at Shiloh. His regiment arrived with Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio, and saw heavy action on the second day of battle. The soldier-turned writer left a vivid account of his exploits in the battle.