Shiloh National Military Park to host series of October hikes
SHILOH, Tenn. — Shiloh National Military Park is hosting a series of ranger-led hikes this October.
Each hike will be at its own portion of the battlefield, and will feature moderate terrain for hikers, the park says.
The park says the first hike will be on Oct. 9, and is “The Union Center and the Hornets’ Nest.”
For this hike, the park says you will need to meet at Tour Stop #10.
Hikers will learn more about the Hornets’ Nest, such as its use as a Union defensive position, the units, and more.
The following Saturday, on Oct. 16, hikers will meet at Tour Stop #2 for “Crittenden Pushes the Center.”
This hike will give an insight into the Union Army’s counterattack that took place on April 7, 1862.
The park says the final hike will be Oct. 23, which will begin at Tour Stop #16.
“Slaughter in the Ravines: Stuart’s Brigade at Shiloh” will teach hikers about Colonel David Stuart’s Brigade and its defense of the Union’s flank and more.
The park says all hikes will begin at 10 a.m., with each one lasting around two hours.
You will need to register for the hikes by calling the visitor center at (731) 689-5696.
You can learn more about the Battle of Shiloh by following the park’s Facebook page.
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