Tell Congress to support H.R. 88 and S. 100, also known as the Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act. This measure calls for the inclusion of 2,284 crucial battlefield acres into Shiloh National Military Park, including portions of the Davis Bridge, Russell House and Fallen Timbers Battlefields, and establishes Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System. These battlefields were recognized as nationally significant historic resources in the 1993 Congressional study on the status of the nation’s Civil War battlefields conducted by the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission, which was updated by NPS in 2010.
The battles of the Shiloh and Corinth Campaigns set the stage for the long and bloody struggle that was to come. Hallowed by the blood of thousands of casualties, these battlefields are living monuments – not just to the men in blue and gray who fought there – but to all of America’s veterans who have honorably served in the military. Additionally, they serve as outdoor classrooms, teaching young and old alike about the sacrifices made to forge the nation we are today. Not to mention, battlefield parks are also visitor attractions, generating valuable tourism revenue and bolstering the economy.
Please take a moment to tell your U.S. Senators and Representatives that you support the Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act, a bill to further protect the battlefields where some of the bloodiest fighting in the Western Theater occurred. This legislation is currently being considered by the U.S. Congress.
Thank you for speaking out on behalf of America’s endangered Civil War battlegrounds and historic sites.