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?
Two Confederate governors fought at Shiloh. Tennessee governor Isham G. Harris was an aide to Confederate commander Albert Sidney Johnston, while Kentucky's Confederate governor, George W. Johnson, was killed on the second day of battle.