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 email@example.com to sign up. More information on Shiloh Battlefield's sesquicentennial events is available at www.nps.gov/shil.
Did You Know?
In Shiloh’s bloody aftermath, the dead of both armies were hastily buried across the battlefield. The U.S. dead were later re-interred in Shiloh National Cemetery (1866-1868), and the mass graves of Confederate dead preserved through the creation of Shiloh National Military Park in 1894.