Heat Advisory in Effect for Shiloh National Military Park
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING. HEAT INDEX READINGS 105 TO 110 DEGREES. TIMING - HEAT INDICES WILL PEAK BETWEEN 2 PM CDT AND 5 PM CDT. More »
More than three-quarters of the Shiloh plateau is covered in mixed hardwood forest, while one-quarter of the acreage consists of open field, shrub-scrub and wetland habitat. According to a recent study, twenty-five distinct vegetative communities were identified within the park boundary, as well as over 700 species of trees, shrubs, grasses, and other plants. The humid sub-tropical climate supports this diverse community of plants, as well as the park’s network of streams, ponds, and springs.
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.