Shiloh National Military Park is hosting a ranger-guided bicycle tour of the battlefield on Saturday, June 29.
The ride, “Buell Attacks Beauregard,” is led by Ranger Paul Holloway and follows the advance of General Don Carlos Buell’s Army of the Ohio, on the second day of fighting at Shiloh.
The tour visits the first line of Confederate defenses and follows them as they fall back toward Shiloh Church where the final stand was made. Learn how the Federal Army deployed to create a solid front to drive the Confederates out of General U.S. Grant’s camps and eventually back to Corinth, Mississippi.
The six mile bike ride is from 8:30-11 a.m.
The terrain is moderate with a few small hills. Participants need to bring their own bicycle. Participants are also encouraged to bring water and sunscreen. Anyone 16 and under must wear a helmet.
Children must be able to ride confidently, without training wheels.
Riders should register in advance by contacting the visitor center at 731-689-5696.