Explore the our collection of photos of the Shiloh campaign's final battle.
(10 photos in gallery)
Target Property at Fallen Timbers
The Civil War Trust is currently working to save this 267-acre tract at Fallen Timbers, the site of the closing action of the Battle of Shiloh.
Satellite Image: Target Property at Fallen Timbers
This overhead view shows the 267-acre portion of the Fallen Timbers battlefield that the Trust is working to save.
Two Legends Meet
Library of Congress
At Fallen Timbers two legendary Civil War figures, Nathan Bedford Forrest and William Tecumseh Sherman, met on the field of battle for the first time. After the war Sherman remarked that had Forrest "not emptied his pistols...my career would have ended right there."
From this vantage point, Confederates watched Sherman's troops advance toward the field hospital at Fallen Timbers. The aggressive action by Forrest's cavalry scattered the Federal reconnaissance and persuaded Sherman to fall back to Pittsburg Landing, allowing the Confederates to escape.
Sherman's skirmishers advanced across this field toward the Confederate hospital, located on the high ground in the distance.
Brief but Furious Close to Shiloh
This Civil War Trails sign describes the intense struggle at Fallen Timbers -- the final action of the Battle of Shiloh.
Confederate Hospital Site
The objective of Sherman's advance was a Confederate field hospital located at Fallen Timbers. Though the exact location of this hospital is not known today, historians believe that it was near, or quite possibly on, the Trust's target property.
Forrest's Wounding Site
At the height of the action, Forrest's trademark impetuosity landed him in the thick of the Yankee skirmish line, where he was wounded and nearly captured. NPS historian Stacy Allen points toward the approximate site of Forrest's wounding.
The Devil at Fallen Timbers
Painting by Dan Nance / www.dannance.com
This modern painting depicts Nathan Bedford Forrest nearly surrounded by Federal skirmishers during the action at Fallen Timbers
Contemplating Fallen Timbers
Chief ranger of the Shiloh National Military Park Stacy Allen contemplates the engagement at Fallen Timbers and its consequences.