Cannon to roar Saturday at Shiloh to mark Independence Day

JUNE 29– In honor of the July 4th holiday, Shiloh National Military Park will present Civil War cannon firing demonstrations on Saturday, July 1, announced park Superintendent Dale Wilkerson.

The scheduled firing demonstrations will be presented by the Shiloh cannon crew, firing a 6-pounder gun, across the street from the park visitor center.

The cannon firing demonstrations will take place on Saturday only. Each program will last approximately 30-minutes, and interpret the weapons, projectiles, and procedures Civil War artillery crews used during the war.

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