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Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Shiloh Indian Mounds

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 1, 2009
1. Shiloh Indian Mounds Marker
Inscription. You are entering the largest surviving prehistoric site in the Tennessee River Valley and one of the least disturbed areas of earthen mounds in the eastern United States. Early European settlers were familiar with the site. After the Civil War Battle of Shiloh, members of the 28th Illinois Infantry buried their fallen comrades in the westernmost platform mound.

There bodies were later reinterred in the National Cemetery. Thanks to its early inclusion in the military park, the site of this ancient town was never plowed. Spend some time looking at the exhibits in the shelter and take the 1.1 mile (1.8-km) interpretive loop trail though the grounds and back to the parking lot.

The effigy pipe and exhibits about Shiloh people may be viewed at the Tennessee River Museum nearby Savannah, Tennessee.

A Few Precautions
Do not disturb or remove any natural or historic object.
Stay on the pathway.
Beware of poison ivy.
Keep pets on a short leash.

Shiloh Trail
1.1-mile loop trail (1.8 km) 1 hour, easy interpretive exhibits are placed at key points along the trail.
 
Erected by National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 35° 8.464′ N, 88° 19.654′ 

Shiloh Indian Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2014
2. Shiloh Indian Mounds Marker
Located at Tennessee River Museum in Savannah, TN
W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Riverside Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at the Interpretive Shelter. Marker is at or near this postal address: Riverside Dr, Shiloh TN 38376, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mississippian Indians (a few steps from this marker); Sifting the Evidence (a few steps from this marker); Kentucky Regiments at Battle of Shiloh (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richardson's Battery (approx. mile away); Clanton's Alabama Cavalry (approx. mile away); Welker's Battery (approx. mile away); 19th Alabama Monument (approx. mile away); Alabama State Memorial (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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