Living History Demonstrations at Shiloh
Contact: Chris Mekow, 731-689-5696
Shiloh National Military Park will be hosting a living history event on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30, 2011. The scheduled events will be presented by the 7th Tennessee Dismounted Cavalry reenactment organization and will take place across from the park Visitor Center.
The 7th Tennessee Dismounted will be presenting programs focusing on Civil War cavalry. Although there will be no horses present, the programs will be instrumental in discussing the life of the cavalrymen, their uniforms and equipment, and weapons firings. Park visitors are also invited to tour a period encampment and visit with reenactors to learn more about the experiences of western theater Civil War soldiers.
Vistor facilties at the historic Shiloh Battlefield are open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily. For more information and scheduling updates please contact a park ranger at 731-689-5696 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/shil. There are no fees charged to visit Shiloh.
Did You Know?
Major General Lew Wallace commanded a Federal division at Shiloh. He later gained more fame as the author of Ben Hur.