BATTLE OF SHILOH
Wednesday-Saturday, Oct 28-31, 2020
Enrollment fee is $550 (Does not include lodging)
Battlefield Guide - Author and leading Shiloh battlefield expert, Tim Smith is scheduled to lead this tour.
In the spring of 1862, Union forces engaged Confederate troops in a series of campaigns waged for control of Kentucky and western Tennessee. At stake were a number of critical waterways and rail lines that led to the heartland of the South. This tour provides an in-depth look at the Battle of Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862). With five times the casualties of First Manassas, Shiloh was the bloodiest battle in United States history up to that time. We will also examine the Battle of Corinth.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
7:00 pm Gather for an orientation meeting at the Holiday Inn Express.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
In an attempt to destroy the Western Union offensive once and for all, Confederate forces – under Albert Sidney Johnston – attacked Grant’s Army camped near Shiloh Church. We will begin the day with a lecture by Tim Smith. Then we will walk the hallowed ground of Fraley’s Field, the Peach Orchard, Bloody Pond and the Hornets’ Nest.
Friday, October 30, 2020
The Confederates achieved considerable success on the first day of the battle, but as we’ll learn today, they were ultimately defeated on Day 2. We will tour Pittsburg Landing, Grant’s Last Line and Water Oaks Pond. This crushing defeat ended Confederate hopes of blocking the Union advance into northern Mississippi.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Following the Battle of Shiloh, the Confederate army fell back to Corinth. We’ll trace their route and visit sites associated with the siege of Corinth on October 3-4, 1862 and the Battle of the Davis Bridge. The tour ends back at the Holiday Inn Express at approximately 4:30 pm.
TOUR HOTEL BASE
We have reserved a block of 35 rooms for 3 nights (October 28, 29, & 30) at the Holiday Inn Express in Corinth MS. ($108 +tax per room per night.) This special group rate applies until 30 days out (September 28) at which time any rooms in our reserved group block not sold will be released. Subsequent bookings will be based on availability and higher room rates may apply.
Corinth, MS 38834
Tel: (662) 287-1407
Group Rate: $108 +tax, per room per night
Breakfast is included in the rate.
Phone Reservation Code: Civil War Tours
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