Special Event


Booming on the Battlefield

Shiloh National Military Park


Free. FREE!

Dates & Times


Saturday, July 2, 2022


10:00 AM


5 hours and 30 minutes

Type of Event

Cultural/Craft Demonstration
Living History


“In honor of the July 4th holiday, Shiloh National Military Park will present Civil War cannon firing demonstrations on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3,” announced Superintendent Allen Etheridge. The scheduled firing demonstrations will be presented by the Shiloh cannon crew, firing a 6-pounder field piece across the street from the park visitor center.

The cannon firing demonstrations will take place on Saturday at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm, and on Sunday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm. Each program will last approximately 20-minutes, and interpret the weapons, projectiles, and procedures Civil War artillery crews used during the war.

In addition, on Saturday, July 2, historian Mark Zimmerman will speak about the “Gunboats of Pittsburg Landing” at noon in the visitor center auditorium. A book signing will be held afterward from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the park’s bookstore.  Zimmerman is  a retired newspaper man and publications manager and the author of Iron Maidens and the Devil’s Daughters: US Navy Gunboats versus Confederate Gunners and Cavalry of the Tennessee and Cumberland River, 1861-1865.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information please contact the park visitor center at 731-689-5696.

Reservation or Registration: No

Contact Information

Chris Mekow
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