APRIL 7– The Flames of Remembrance event at Shiloh National Military Park takes place Saturday.
In the two days of bitter fighting during the Battle of Shiloh, 23,746 soldiers became casualties, and on April 8, the park is illuminating the battlefield with candles, each representing a soldier killed, wounded, or missing during the fight.
The park is open for regular visitation Saturday. At 8 a.m., park staff and volunteers will begin placing luminaries along a nine mile route through the battlefield.
By 5 p.m., all roads on the battlefield will change to a one-way route for the event. Beginning at dusk, the illumination route will be open for public viewing.
As in past years, the illumination route begins at the park entrance on Tenn. 22. Traffic will exit the park at the intersection of Tenn. 142.
The tour route will be open to the public until about 10 p.m.
For more information on this weekend’s special events at Shiloh Park, read the latest print edition of The Courier.