Shiloh to Offer Eagle Program
Contact: Marcus Johnson, 731-689-5696
Shiloh Battlefield will host a program on bald eagles, Superintendent Woody Harrell announced today. The eagle pair has returned to the park for a fifth consecutive year to raise their young. Named after General Ulysses Grant and his wife by park staff, Hiram and Julia have made Shiloh Battlefield their home since the fall of 2007. The bald eagle interpretive program will be presented on Sunday, April 8th at 6:00 p.m. at the Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center. The program will begin with a presentation highlighting the life cycle, behavior, and rich history of the bird. It will then move outdoors to Cloud Field in order to observe the nesting pair as well as this year's eaglet. The program will last approximately one and one-half hours.
For more information or to register in advance, please contact the Shiloh Battlefield at (731) 689-5696. Severe weather conditions will cancel the outdoor portion of the activity. You may visit us on our website at www.nps.gov/shil, and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShilohNMP and Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/shilohnps.
Did You Know?
The Battle of Shiloh produced (officially) 23,746 casualties out of 109,784 men engaged. The first large scale battle of the war, Shiloh's horrific casualty list took the North and South by surprise.