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Observing the Civil War battle at Shiloh

As we move into the second year of observing the sesquicentennial – the 150th anniversary – of the U.S. Civil War, Shiloh National Battlefield in Tennessee takes its turn in the spotlight.

Shiloh, east of Memphis and across the state line from the rail town of Corinth, Mississippi, was the site of a two-day battle that killed 24,000 men and marked a turning point in favor of the Union. Today it is one of the country’s best preserved battlefields, and thus the site of a number of anniversaries and other events being observed this year.

You can find details of this year’s observations here.

 

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