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On 4,000 acres overlooking the Tennessee River, 151 monuments, 217 cannon, and over 450 historic tablets mark America’s best preserved battlefield, the site of the Civil War’s first major combat in the western theatre. Fought April 6, 7, 1862, the Battle of Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing) gave Federal General U.S. Grant his sternest test and witnessed the death of Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston, the highest ranking American ever killed in combat.
A ten-mile, self guided driving tour begins at the Visitors Center, which features an orientation file and interpretive exhibits. Ranger lead programs are given seasonally.