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 future United States presidents fought at the Battle of Shiloh. Ulysses S. Grant commanded the Federal Army of the Tennessee, while James A. Garfield commanded a brigade in the Federal Army of the Ohio.