• The Tennessee Monument at Shiloh National Military Park

    Shiloh

    National Military Park TN,MS

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  • 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 »

Trees and Shrubs

Trees

Hardwood trees at Shiloh National Military Park

(NPS Photo)

More than 100 species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines inhabit the park. These plants provide the necessary shelter and structure for wildlife and food for herbivores, or animals that eat plants. Trees are the primary structure of the forest habitat types, while shrubs dominate the understory. The forest ecosystems are dominated by hardwood trees, mostly oaks and hickories. Three coniferous trees, Virginia pine, shortleaf pine, and loblolly pine, can be found mixed within the hardwoods or in small stands. Some of the common trees and shrubs are winged sumac, white oak, water oak, black cherry, yellow poplar, eastern redbud, American elm, common persimmon, mockernut hickory, and red maple.

Did You Know?

Battery Robinett

The Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center sits at the site of Battery Robinett, where some of the most brutal fighting in the Battle of Corinth took place. Today, the battery site contains the graves of a Civil War general, a colonel, and several other soldiers.