July 2023

22Julallday23alldayMedical Living History Demonstration


Event Details

On Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23, living historians with present talks and demonstrations of Civil War medicine and surgical procedures. The demonstrations will focus on the role of regimental surgeon and assistant surgeons up to the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 and will talk a little on how those roles changed as the war progressed.

The living historians will be portraying the 2nd Iowa Infantry field hospital at Shiloh and tell the stories of real soldiers and their care after the battle. Instruments and equipment will be demonstrated as will the procedures for treating and evacuating the wounded.

The demonstrations will take place on Saturday at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm. On Sunday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm. The tent hospital site will be set up in the front yard of the visitor center and open from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm each day.

As always, there is no charge for visiting Shiloh National Military Park. For more information on park activities call  731-689-5696 or click ‘learn more.’


July 22 (Saturday) - 23 (Sunday)


Shiloh National Military Park

Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh, TN 38376