The Blue-Gray 150th Shiloh event site comprises about 2000 acres that spans into both
McNairy County and Hardin County in southwest Tennessee.
Much of the land exactly resembles the actual SNMP battlefield only 1 mile to the east.
Fallen Timbers Battlefield (looking West)
The Friday battle will be on this ORIGINAL site.
The Confederate Hospital was on the ridge out of site on the left.
Sherman's pursuit brigade advanced from the right.
Forrest's cavalry charged down the ridge and across this field towards the wooded creek on the right, and into Sherman's brigade.
This will be the sutler/modern food vendor area. Field is very large as you can see. US Artillery camp will be to the left of this photo in another field this size.
This is the Western quarter of the Saturday afternoon battle for the Hornet's Nest. The wood line in the distance has a natural sunken road within it that the Federals will use to repel the repeated Confederate attacks. You can see how much ground the boys in jean wool will have to cover as they assail this position. The next two photo will cover more of the same field as we pan from left to right.
The specatators will stand from the point of the camera nearly to the tree line in the distance to watch Saturday afternoon's battle. They will be able to look left and see the Hornet's Nest (Previous Pic) and Ruggles line firing across Duncan Field. They will able to look right and watch the Peach Orchard/Bloody Pond battle taking place at the same time (next pic).
This is looking South on the main North/South road for the event. As you can see from all of the pictures posted thus far and subsequently there are no modern intrusions on this site. Reenactor parking areas and sutler areas will not be seen from the camps and battlefields but will be easily accessible on foot or by modern roadway.
This area is part of the Saturday morning battle. This battle will be a non-spectator battle held solely for the benefit of the reenactors. The Confederate left flank, 1st Division (Hamby) will begin fighting the Federals in the treeline in the distance and will eventually move out into the open field.
Looking North along the main North/South road into the Federal Camp areas.
Camp of the Frontier Brigade will begin in the field and stretch into the tree line several hundred yards. The North/South road's edge is visible in the bottom left of this picture. We are looking NorthEast at the moment.
A second section of the Saturday morning battlefield. Confederate 3rd Division (Huckabee will emerge from the tree line in the distance and form the center of the Confederate line fighting hard against the Frontier Brigade.
This picture shows the last of the three major fields to be used for Saturday mornings battles. The Confederate 2nd Division (King) will enter the field from the left of this picture after skirmishing within the woodlines. A Federal attack will flank King from the tree line in the distant left corner of the picture.