• The Tennessee Monument at Shiloh National Military Park

    Shiloh

    National Military Park TN,MS

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    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 »

Wildflowers

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Fire Pink at Shiloh National Military Park

(NPS Photo)

From the beginning of the spring to the end of the warm season, wildflowers provide nature with a brilliant display of color. As plants, wildflowers are also food for insects and other wildlife such as rabbits and white-tailed deer. Nectar produced by the flower is food for bees, butterflies, and ruby-throated hummingbirds. Commonly found wildflowers include the fire pink, blue phlox, potato dandelion, spring beauty, cardinal flower, and black-eyed Susan.

Did You Know?

General Albert Sidney Johnston

The Confederate army commander, General Albert Sidney Johnston, was killed at Shiloh on April 6, 1862. In all of American history, he is the highest-ranking American military officer ever to be killed in action.