Shiloh cannon to roar Labor Day weekend

Shiloh National Military Park is presenting Civil War cannon firing demonstrations on Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, announced Superintendent Dale Wilkerson.

Ruggles Battery at Shiloh National Military Park (NPS photo, Chris Mekow)

The scheduled firing demonstrations will be presented by the Shiloh cannon crew, firing a 6-pounder gun, across the street from the park visitor center.
The cannon firing demonstrations Saturday are at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.,, and on Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Each program is about 30 minutes long and interprets the weapons, projectiles, and procedures Civil War artillery crews used during the war.
The museum and bookstore at Shiloh Battlefield will be open as usual from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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