A Student of History

March 13, 2012

INVASION BY RIVER AND RAIL-Shiloh Event

Filed under: Historic Places,The strange place called the South,Wars — John Maass @ 8:52 am

Shiloh

The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area are sponsoring a nice event at Shiloh, on April 5-6, 2012.

INVASION BY RIVER AND RAIL
APRIL 4-5 PICKWICK LANDING STATE PARK

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Seating is limited. Please register to vionne.williams@tn.gov or call 615-741-2159

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
10 am, Pickwick Landing State Park, Pickwick Dam, Tennessee http://www.tn.gov/environment/parks/PickwickLanding/

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee
This new initiative, “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee,” provides Tennesseans the opportunity to have their Civil War manuscripts, artifacts and photographs digitally copied. The  Civil War photos and memorabilia is available online at http://www.tn.gov/tsla/cwtn/ Presented by Tennessee State Library & Archives

Red Carpet Film Premiere:
7 pm, The Story of Shiloh: “Fiery Trial”

Thursday, April 5, 2012
9 am, Pickwick Landing State Park

Opening Ceremony
Governor Bill Haslam (invited)

Special guests to be announced and musical performances will include The 52nd Regimental String Band

Commissioner Susan Whitaker and Dr. Carroll Van West, Co-Chairs, Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Battle of Shiloh Forum featuring the foremost Shiloh historians: 

The Fall of Tennessee: Fort Donelson to Davis Bridge
10 am, Pickwick Landing State Park

Moderator and Panelists:

Larry Daniel, Historian and Author
James McDonough, Auburn University
John Marszalek, Mississippi  State University
Wiley Sword, Historian and Author

Additional presentations and activities:

The Battle of Shiloh
Stacy Allen, Chief Ranger, Shiloh National Military Park

Shiloh: The Preservation Story
Timothy Smith, University of Tennessee, Martin

Preview of NPT Civil War Documentary
Dr. Carroll Van West, Director, TCWNHA

Closing Remarks by Dr. Carroll Van West, Director, TCWNHA
12:30 p.m.

Sesquicentennial Civil War Exhibit
Presented by the Tennessee State Museum
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Pickwick Landing State Park

Living History – “Shiloh Heroes & Legends”

9 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m., Pickwick Landing State Park
Living history will include re-enactors from the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Company A, 13th United States Colored Troops

APRIL 6-7, 2012
Special commemoration activities presented by Shiloh National Military Park http://www.nps.gov/shil/

Special Extended Tours

Grand Illumination of Shiloh National Battlefield
23,746 luminaries, one for each American soldier killed, wounded or missing at Shiloh

The Tennessee Sesquicentennial Commission is sponsoring a series of conferences from 2010 to 2015. Conferences are held annually at locations across the state and will focus on the events which took place 150 years ago. Presenters will discuss the battles, events, and stories of the Civil War, as well as offer brief dramas and musical performances as part of the day’s events. The conferences are jointly sponsored by the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area.

Shiloh cannons

Shiloh cannons

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