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Modern Photography: Shiloh

We were rummaging around in the ECW archives and found this excellent photography essay by Lee White.

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The 47th Tennessee Infantry at Shiloh

Today we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick In the American Civil War, Don Carlos Buell’s arrival at Shiloh with over 15,000 men, stands as the most famous reinforcement of the war. Its importance to the … Continue reading

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July 1, 1884: Grant’s “New Disaster of Shiloh”

On July 1, 1884, editors of Century Magazine received a much-anticipated envelope from former president Ulysses S. Grant. Grant had agreed to write four articles for the magazine about his wartime experiences, which would kick off an upcoming series of … Continue reading

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Shiloh 2016

I had the chance to spend a few days at Shiloh this past week for the 154th anniversary of the battle. The Park Service held some living history programs, which I was helping out with. Here are a few scenes … Continue reading

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Mississippi returns to Shiloh

Nearly 6,000 Mississippians fought at Shiloh, filling the ranks of 7 artillery batteries, a cavalry battalion, and ten infantry regiments. Until now, only the red war department tablets have marked their passage across the battlefield. When the park was created … Continue reading

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Day Five: Shiloh

Part twelve in a series The swhrrrr of cicadas rises and falls like the heartbeat of the battlefield. I stand on the edge of Shiloh’s peach orchard, gazing through the trees at nothing in particular in the far distance. There’s … Continue reading

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Fame at Shiloh

I think of her standing there, right arm outstretched, pen in hand, the tip not quite daring to touch the granite obelisk. Her left hand hangs back behind her, her fingers poised daintily, helping her balance. She is “Fame,” twelve … Continue reading

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Shiloh’s 150th

With the 150th anniversary of Shiloh coming up, we thought you might want to check out the great slate of events the park is planning. Click here for more details.

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Roundtable Takeaways (part one)

I’m at the national Civil War Congress, being held this week at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Here are some takeaways from the morning session: Jay Jorgensen of the Robert E. Lee Civil War Roundtable of Central … Continue reading

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Preservation News: American Battlefield Trust Working To Save Three 1862 Battlefields

News from American Battlefield Trust… What do Hickenlooper’s Battery, Randol’s Battery, and Latimer’s Battery all have in common? Each was part of key battle action near three crucial tracts on three 1862 battlefields – Shiloh in the west, and Glendale … Continue reading

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