Modern and historic photos and images related to the 491-acre target tract that the Civil War Trust is working to save at the Shiloh Battlefield in 2012 - the 150th anniversary of the battle.
(15 photos in gallery)
Shiloh Battlefield for Sale
Want to buy a part of the Shiloh Battlefield? Of course we at the Civil War Trust are happy to acquire and preserve this hallowed ground.
Location of our Target Tract
This satellite view shows our target tract (in yellow) in relation to the current boundaries of the Shiloh NMP (in green).
Expanding the Park's Coverage
This satellite view shows how much the Shiloh NMP will be expanded by this battlefield acquisition. Our target tract is in yellow.
Our purchase of the 491 acre tract at Shiloh will greatly expand the battlefield coverage of the Shiloh National Military Park. The 55th Illinois Monument can be seen near the boundary of our target tract.
Our target tract at Shiloh includes many steep ravines that hindered and helped the combatants on this portion of the battlefield.
Rough Terrain at our Target Tract
The wooded ravines on our target tract are some of the roughest on the Shiloh Battlefield.
Stuart's Defense of the Union Left
Library of Congress
This map shows Stuart's regiments out on the far left of the Union line - on land that we are now working to acquire and preserve.
Brig. Gen. James Chalmers (CSA)
Library of Congress
Chalmers led his Mississippians in an attack through the rough terrain to attack Stuart's Federals on our target tract.
Stuart's Monument at Shiloh
Monument to Col. David Stuart, who stubbornly defended the Union left on our target tract until his two regiments ran out of ammunition.
The 54th Ohio at Shiloh
Monument to the 54th Ohio - one of two regiments under Stuart's command on our target tract at Shiloh.
The 55th Illinois
This monument commemorates the actions and sacrifices of the 55th Illinois at Shiloh - one of two Federal regiments that held the far left of the Union line on our target tract.
Walking our Target Tract
Shiloh NMP Historian Stacy Allen walks our target tract at Shiloh
Gage's Battery at Shiloh
This photo shows two cannon associated with Gage's Confederate battery. This battery was active in supporting the attack against Stuart on our target tract.
Lick Creek at Shiloh
View of a portion of Lick Creek which passes through our target tract at Shiloh.
The Hamburg-Savannah Road
View of a portion of the Hamburg-Savannah Road near our target tract at Shiloh