Description - The bitter battle fought here April 6 and 7, 1862, prepared the way for Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant's successful siege of Vicksburg. Well-preserved prehistoric Indian mounds overlook the river. Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing) National Cemetery--3,761 interments, 2,370 unidentified--adjoins the Park.
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Shiloh National Military Park
On April 6, 1862, Confederate forces attacked unsuspecting Union troops encamped at Pittsburgh Landing. One day later, a bolstered Federal army retook lost ground near Shiloh Church, compelling the Southerners to retreat to their base at Corinth, Mississippi. Within the park, both the Shiloh National Cemetery and the Shiloh Indian Mounds National Historical Landmark overlook the Tennessee River.
- Facilities at this National Battlefield include a Visitor Center with exhibits, restrooms and a book sales area. A knowledgeable staff of Park Rangers present an orientation film interpreting the battle of Shiloh and the Civil War. A paved roadway and walking paths lead through the park inviting visitors to tour the battlefield. Food, supplies and overnight accommodations are available in the nearby communities of Adamsville, Savannah, Selmer, Pickwick Landing and Corinth.
Recreation - At this National Battlefield visitors will find opportunities for viewing exhibits, touring the battlefield, walking, biking and picnicking.
Climate - Summers in southwestern Tennessee are hot and humid. Winter weather is mild with frequent inclement weather.
This national facility lies in southwestern Tennessee on Tennessee State Highway 22. It is accessible from U.S. Highway 65, if traveling southward, and Mississippi State Highway 2, if traveling northward.