Enjoy a free bike ride on Saturday, July 9th, to learn about cannons and artillery actions at the Battle of Shiloh. Join Park Ranger Charles Spearman for a five-mile bike
Enjoy a free bike ride on Saturday, July 9th, to learn about cannons and artillery actions at the Battle of Shiloh. Join Park Ranger Charles Spearman for a five-mile bike ride to the sites of famous artillery batteries in the Battle of Shiloh. After listening to the cannon fire on July 2-3rd, learn more about the actions of artillery in the Battle of Shiloh.
Participants will learn about hand-to-hand struggles over Union and Confederate batteries. Artillery batteries were trophies of war to infantry units who seized them and were permitted to place crossed cannons on their battle flags. Battery crews would often defend their guns as long as possible and attempt to escape capture of their guns. The program will feature a number of rare cannons including one of a kind Confederate pieces
The bicycle ride will take place between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and will meet at the park visitor center. The distance of the ride is five-miles over mostly level terrain. Participants need to bring their own bicycles, should wear helmets, and high visibility clothing appropriate to the weather. Sunscreen, insect repellant, and water are also recommended.
Pre-registration is required to participate in the Saturday morning ride. Please call the park visitor center at 731-689-5696 to register. For more information on this and other park events, click the Learn More tab.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shiloh National Military Park
Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh, TN 38376