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Below is a copy-and-paste of the events list for the weekend prior to the anniversary, from the Shiloh NPS site. You can see the original by clicking on the "Living History Weekend" link below. As you can see, there are some good reasons to arrive at the park a day or two early if you can do so, or perhaps visit the park that weekend even if you can't attend the anniversary hikes...

Living History Weekend

Details:147th Anniversary Living History Weekend

Tentative Schedule of Events

Saturday April 4, 2009

8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.....Confederate Encampment Open to the Public.......Camp Area.

The public is welcome to visit the period campsites. These sites will display how an army would have pitched camps with company streets and equipage. Six Sibley tents will show visitors how Confederates spent the night of April 6, 1862, in captured Union camps.

9:00 a.m. to 4:oo p.m..Navies of the American Civil War.............................Visitor Center Area

Chuck Veit and members of the U.S. Naval Landing Party and Navy and Marine Living History Association will discuss the roles played by the navies in the Civil War. He will also describe daily life at sea, ships, weapons, submarines, and the part the Union navy played in the Battle of Shiloh.

10:00 a.m...........Artillery Demonstration........................Demonstration Site

Reenactors from Morton`s Artillery Battery will describe the types of cannon and ammunition used during the Civil War and how to load a cannon. Firings will demonstrate how an artillery battery can fire by gun, by section, or by battery.

11:00 a.m............Infantry Demonstration.................Demonstration Site

Infantry reenactors will present information on the common soldier and his uniform and equipment, and will perform tactical demonstrations, which will include weapons firings.

12:00 Noon.........Cavalry Demonstration....................Demonstration Site

Company D, 7th Tennessee Cavalry will present mounted demonstrations. These presentations will provide information on cavalry tactics, weapons, and horse equipage. The company will also perform a saber drill, demonstrating the cavalryman`s ability to use the weapon both offensively and defensively.

12:30 p.m.....52nd Regimental Band - Civil War Music.............Demonstration Site

The 52nd Regimental Band, based in Memphis, Tennessee, will perform popular and patriotic songs that Civil War soldiers would have sung.

2:00 p.m..............Field Medical Demonstration......................Demonstration Site

 

The 1st Mississippi Medical Corps will demonstrate the equipment and tasks of Civil War medical personnel.

2:30 p.m............52nd Regimental Band - Civil War Music.........Demonstration Site

The 52nd Regimental Band, based in Memphis, Tennessee, will perform popular and patriotic songs that Civil War soldiers would have sung.

3:00 p.m............Combined Arms Demonstration.....................Demonstration Site

This demonstration will combine artillery, cavalry, and infantry on the field at the same time. A narration will describe how the three branches would participate in a pitched battle as the combined branches conduct weapons firings.

Sunday April 5, 2009

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.....Confederate Encampment Open to the Public.......Camp Area 

The public is welcome to visit the period campsites. These sites will display how an army would have pitched camps with company streets and equipage. Six Sibley tents will show visitors how Confederates spent the night of April 6, 1862, in captured Union camps.

9:00 a.m..........Church Service - Shiloh Methodist Church...............Tour Stop # 7

The public is welcome to join in worship on the original site of Shiloh Church.

9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m......Navies of the American Civil War .............Visitor Center Area

Chuck Veit and members of the U.S. Naval Landing Party and Navy and Marine Living History Association will discuss the roles played by the navies in the Civil War. He will also describe daily life at sea, ships, weapons, submarines, and the part the Union navy played in the Battle of Shiloh.

12:00 p.m.........Field Medical Demonstration........................Demonstration Site

The 1st Mississippi Medical Corps will demonstrate the equipment and tasks of Civil War medical personnel.

12:30 p.m...........Artillery Demonstration.............................Demonstration Site

Reenactors from Morton`s Artillery Battery will describe the types of cannon and ammunition used during the Civil War and how to load a cannon. Firings will demonstrate how an artillery battery can fire by gun, by section, or by battery.

1:00 p.m. ...........Cavalry Demonstration .............................Demonstration Site

Company D, 7th Tennessee Cavalry will present mounted demonstrations. These presentations will provide information on cavalry tactics, weapons, and horse equipage. The company will also perform a saber drill, demonstrating the cavalryman`s ability to use the weapon both offensively and defensively.

1:30 p.m.............Infantry Demonstration .........................Demonstration Site

Infantry reenactors will present information on the common soldier and his uniform and equipment, and will perform tactical demonstrations, which will include weapons firings.

2:00 p.m..........52nd Regimental Band - Civil War Music .......Demonstration Site

The 52nd Regimental Band, based in Memphis, Tennessee, will perform popular and patriotic songs that Civil War soldiers would have sung.

2:30 p.m.........Combined Arms Demonstration ......................Demonstration Site

This demonstration will combine artillery, cavalry, and infantry on the field at the same time. A narration will describe how the three branches would participate in a pitched battle as the combined branches conduct weapons firings.

Special Notes:

*Be cautious around horses and mules, open fire pits, tent ropes, and camp equipage.

*Black powder weapons produce severe noise; be mindful of your hearing, especially children. Concussions from cannon will activate car alarms.

*Inclement weather will cancel all programs.

*Pets are permitted only on a leash. Bear in mind that loud noises might frighten animals.

Fees: $3 per person; $5 per family

Contact:

Shiloh Battlefield Visitors Center

731-689-5696

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Am looking forward to the Living History events. Will have the camera batteries charged & just purchased two extra memory cards for the camera. Mona & I are the only ones who have signed up for hikes. Others need to step up to the plate. I just resigned my job but still am planning on a trip to Shiloh. Will deal with the rest of my life when I get home. Sharon

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The Living History events have been moved to Duncan Field--just found this out this am so NOT Woolf field.and there is beginning to be more people signing up for the hikes -so by next week if the pace continues we will have a good turnout.

 

Mona

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Guest C.D.RICKMAN

I understand my yard will be full of confederate reenactors and cannon fri, sat ,and sun. looking forward to this weekend.

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C.D. The plane leaves the Pacific Northwest this afternoon. I will be on it so should be in your yard by Friday or Saturday morning at the latest. Are they actually doing things on Friday or just setting up. Would love to be able to meet some of the reinactors and take photographs of camp life. ;) Sharon

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Guest C.D.RICKMAN

Looking forward to meeting you. don't know much about the group that will be camped here, but they have cannons and that is always a plus.

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Everyone going to Shiloh.

Get pictures of cannon and post them in the artillery section of the site. 

Please   Pretty Please  

Ron

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Good Morning:

I am going to head on down to Shiloh on Saturday morning..  Should be there shortly after noon..  If one of you local folks get this give me a call on my cell 618-924-0191..  I would like to make the Cherry Mansion trip if it is still on..  At any rate I would like to catch up with some of the folks on the board..

Your Servant

Rebel

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