“End Your Summer with a Bang!”

August 28, 2023

“In commemoration of Labor Day weekend, the traditional end of summer, Shiloh National Military Park will present Civil War cannon firing demonstrations on Saturday, September 2, and Sunday, September 3,” announced Park Superintendent Catherine Bragaw. The scheduled firing demonstrations will be presented by the Shiloh cannon crew, firing a 6-pounder field piece across the street from the park visitor center.

The cannon firing demonstrations will take place on Saturday at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm, and on Sunday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm. Each program will last approximately 20-minutes, and interpret the weapons, projectiles, and procedures Civil War artillery crews used during the war.

“The 6-pounder field piece being demonstrated this weekend, was the most common field artillery piece used in the battle of Shiloh,” said Bragaw. “Of the 251-cannon used in the battle, 96 of them were 6-pounders.”

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the park visitor center at 731-689-5696, visit the Shiloh Park website at www.nps.gov/shil, find Shiloh Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShilohNMP, or follow Shiloh Park on Twitter @shilohnps.