Shiloh Park hosting history hike: ‘Slaughter in the Ravines’

USA Col. David Stuart

Shiloh National Military Park announces a special ranger-led hike entitled, “Slaughter in the Ravines: Stuart’s Brigade at Shiloh.”
Follow Ranger Timothy Arnold and trace the actions of Col. David Stuart’s Brigade as they attempted to protect the entire Union army’s left flank against Gen. James Chalmers’ overwhelming infantry and artillery for several hours.
Learn about the brigade’s struggle, weapons, and adapted tactics as you walk the terrain where this action occurred. Also, learn about the “hard luck” 71st Ohio Infantry Regiment and the controversy surrounding its actions at Shiloh.
The hike takes place Saturday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Hikers should gather at Tour Stop 16 (Tent Hospital). The hike covers 1-1/2 miles over moderate terrain. Participants should wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather. Insect repellent and water is recommended.
Preregistration is required. Call the park visitor center at 731-689-5696.

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