Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center to Close for Remodeling
On October 27, Shiloh Battlefield's Visitor Center will close for remodeling. The work will take two to three weeks to complete. Visitors will be able to view the park movie and receive assistance from rangers in a tent erected next to the park bookstore. More »
More than 330 vertebrate terrestrial species are documented to habitat the park; over half of these are birds, including wild turkey, wood duck, northern bobwhite, red-tailed hawk, a pair of nesting bald eagles, and numerous songbirds like the wood thrush, field sparrow, Kentucky warbler, and Baltimore oriole. Mammals account for 55 known species, including white-tailed deer, red fox, raccoon, nine-banded armadillo, coyote, and the endangered Gray bat. In addition, at least 50 species of fish inhabit an intact aquatic eco-system on the plateau, and more than 50 species of reptiles and amphibians, plus hundreds of insects and other invertebrate species reside within park boundaries.
Did You Know?
In Shiloh’s bloody aftermath, the dead of both armies were hastily buried across the battlefield. The U.S. dead were later re-interred in Shiloh National Cemetery (1866-1868), and the mass graves of Confederate dead preserved through the creation of Shiloh National Military Park in 1894.