Shiloh National Military Park


Shiloh battlefield

1055 Pittsburg Landing Road, Shiloh TN 38376

A Union army camped on the bank of the Tennessee River was surprised by a headlong Confederate attack April 6, 1862. Almost routed, the Northerners (commanded by U.S. Grant) finally held, then successfully counterattacked the next day. The battle threw a scare into Grant but the Southern army lost its commanding general, Albert Sydney Johnston, who was killed during the fighting. They also lost their chance to regain at least a foothold in southwest Tennessee. Miles of roads connect some of the most famous landmarks of the war: The Hornet’s Nest, Bloody Pond and the Peach Orchard. This is one of the best preserved battlefields in the country.

Park open dawn-dusk, visitor center open 8 am-5 pm daily. Free.


Nearby: Corinth MS