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Shiloh National Military Park,9780738591353

Shiloh National Military Park

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2/27/2012
Publisher(s): Arcadia Pub
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Shiloh National Military Park, established on December 27, 1894, commemorates and preserves the site of the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh, one of the first major engagements of the Civil War. With 23,746 casualties, Shiloh served not only as a wake-up call for the North and South but also provided important strategic gains for the North. Prior to the park's establishment, a small national cemetery had been the only preservation and commemoration at the site for decades, but the arrival of the commission to build the park changed the isolated area to a memorial visited by hundreds of thousands annually. Originally governed by the War Department, Shiloh is now under the auspices of the National Park Service, which continues to preserve, commemorate, interpret, and educate the public about the Battle of Shiloh and the Civil War.

Author Biography

Both authors are former rangers at Shiloh National Military Park. Brian K. McCutchen has served in the positions of ranger, historian, and superintendent at other national parks. He conducted his graduate research on Civil War monuments, their history, and preservation and has led workshops on monument and cemetery conservation. Dr. Timothy B. Smith is a history professor at the University of Tennessee at Martin. They have gathered a wonderful collection of photographs of the battlefield, mainly from the archives at Shiloh National Military Park itself.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Acknowledgmentsp. 8
Introductionp. 9
Shiloh: Bloody Battle in Tennesseep. 11
National Military Park: Shiloh's Golden Agep. 27
Memories in Stone and Bronze: Monuments of Shilohp. 57
Tragedy Turned Opportunity: The Cyclone of 1909p. 81
A New Generation: Shiloh in the Post-Veteran Erap. 91
Depression, War, and Change: Shiloh's Forward Progressp. 103
From Centennial to Modernity: Preserving Shilohp. 121
Bibliographyp. 127
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