April 6th and 7th marks the anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, a Civil War battle that took place in 1862 in southwest Tennessee. The two-day battle between the troops of Confederate General Albert Sydney Johnston and Union General U.S. Grant resulted in 23,000 casualties- killed, wounded and missing. To mark the 154th anniversary of the battle the Shiloh National Military Park hosted a “Living History Weekend” at the park on April 2-3. Living historians were on hand to demonstrate life during the Civil War. Historians presented artillery, infantry and navy weaponry demonstrations. Also, photography demonstrations were presented using replica cameras of the Civil War era. Enjoy a gallery of photos below from this past Saturday at the Shiloh National Military Park.
Michael E. Palmer is a writer and photographer based in Alabama.
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