Shiloh Battlefield Receiving Land From Civil War Trust

A nonprofit that preserves Civil War battlefields is buying up hundreds of new acres to add to the historic site of Shiloh, which marks its 150th anniversary tomorrow. Thousands of men died and many more were wounded at Shiloh, which is southwest of Nashville, on the border near Alabama and Mississippi.

Now the Civil War Trust says it’s closed on 270 acres of nearby land that should be preserved, at a cost of almost a million dollars, counting a federal match. And the Trust is formally turning 160 more acres over to the National Park Service.

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