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New Shiloh Park hike traces Tuttle’s Brigade

Union Gen. James Tuttle

Shiloh National Military Park announced a new ranger led hike set for Saturday, Aug. 26.
Join Ranger Timothy Arnold for Tuttle’s Brigade Hike from 10 a.m. to noon. The two mile hike traces the movements of Tuttle’s Union Brigade, their actions, and the decisions made by their leaders during the Battle of Shiloh.
According to Shiloh Park, in February 1862, Col. James Tuttle led his 2nd Iowa Regiment at the Battle of Fort Donelson. The 2nd Iowa was noted for planting the first U.S. flag inside the Confederate earthworks.
At Shiloh, Tuttle now led a brigade in General WHL Wallace’s 2nd Division. When Wallace was mortally wounded, Tuttle took temporary command of the division and escaped being captured in the Hornet’s Nest.
For his gallantry at Donelson and Shiloh, Tuttle was promoted to brigadier general.
To make the required reservation to participate in the hike, call the Shiloh Visitor Center at 731-689-5696 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Participants will meet at Tour Stop 10, the Hornets’ Nest, at 10 a.m.
The park recommends that hikers bring drinking water and insect repellent, and wear appropriate footwear.

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