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Contact: Chris Mekow, 731-689-5696Shiloh is pleased to announce two special ranger-led hikes in May entitled “Fraley Field: the Bloody Battle Begins” on Saturday, May 7, and Saturday, May 21. Follow Ranger Timothy Arnold and retrace the steps of Colonel Everett Peabody's early morning patrol as they run into the Confederate skirmishers of the 3rd Mississippi Battalion.
Participants will learn about the approach routes of both the Union patrol and the Confederate skirmishers as they meet in Fraley Field and the opening shots of the battle. Then follow the path of Prentiss' Division as they engage in a fighting withdrawal back to Peabody's camps.
The hike will take place from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on both Saturdays and hikers will meet at the park Visitor Center before driving out to the starting point of the hike. The distance of the hike is about 3.5 miles over moderate terrain. Participants should wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather. Insect repellent, sunscreen, and water is recommended.
Pre-registration is required to participate in the hike. Please call the park visitor center at
731-689-5696 to register.
Last updated: May 3, 2022