Shiloh National Military Park to Lead Two Historic Hikes about the Hornet’s Nest

Pictured is Park Ranger Timothy Arnold sharing history at Shiloh National Military Park.

Park Ranger Timothy Arnold will lead a two-part hiking series on the bloody fighting that took place in the Hornets’ Nest that will be hosted at Shiloh National Military Park on Saturdays, April 13, and April 27, 2024.

During the first hike in the series will On the April 13 hike, attendees will learn about the severe fighting in the famed “Hornets’ Nest” of Shiloh. This hike will focus on the Confederate attacks including, units involved, weapons used, geography and terrain, as well as the truth versus the myth of the life and death struggle in this area.

Learn about the Confederate attacks led by Colonel Randall Gibson’s Brigade and others and the fate of each officer.

The second hike will focus on the strong Union line that defended the “Sunken Road” led by Generals W.H.L. Wallace and Benjamin Prentiss.

Both hikes will be about two miles in distance over moderate terrain. All participants should wear footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather and terrain. Hikers are also encouraged to bring insect repellent, sunscreen, and water. Meet Ranger Arnold at Tour Stop #10 at 10 a.m. on the day of the hike to participate.

You may register for one or both hikes by calling the Shiloh Visitor Center at (731) 689-5696.

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