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 »
Volunteers Needed for Shiloh's 150th Grand Illumination
Contact: Heather Smedley, 731-689-5696
Shiloh National Military Park is seeking volunteers to help with activities on Saturday April 7, 2012. In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, park staff and volunteers will be placing and lighting 23,746 luminaries around the battlefield, which will represent the total casualties of the bloody two-day fight.
"Any help would be appreciated," said park ranger Joe Davis, "it should be a very moving and satisfying ceremony, as we honor those Americans who sacrificed everything during this terrible battle." Anyone interested in volunteering at the park is asked to call ranger Heather Smedley at (731) 689-5696 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. More information on Shiloh Battlefield's sesquicentennial events is available at www.nps.gov/shil.
Did You Know?
Shiloh National Cemetery was established in 1866. In that year, the War Department removed the Federal bodies from the battlefield and placed them in the cemetery. Today, around 4,000 military veterans lay in the quiet and secluded location on the banks of the Tennessee River.