To fire cannon
Posted: Thursday, July 8, 2010 4:13 pm
The Messenger, July 8, 2010
The Shiloh Cannon Crew at Shiloh National Military Park, located at 1055 Pittsburg Landing Road in Shiloh, will be firing the park’s six-pounder field piece on Saturday.
The public firing demonstrations will take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and will last about 30 minutes each.
During each presentation Shiloh park staff, dressed in period Civil War uniforms, will demonstrate proper Civil War era artillery drill. A park ranger will narrate the process and display the different types of ordnance used during a battle like Shiloh.
Regular park admission fees of $3 per person or $5 per family will be charged. Those with NPS or Shiloh season passes will be admitted free, as will all visitors who are 15 years of age or younger. Fees may be paid and vehicle entrance permits obtained at the Visitor Center upon arrival to the park.
For more information, visit www.nps.gov/shil or contact the Visitor Center at (731) 689-5696.