We drove through the entire park and walked to a number of locations where you can’t drive. We walked along the “Sunken Road” where the Union troops held their position for seven hours before finally giving ground. They retook this area in the counterattack the next day. We also walked to one of the five known mass graves where many of the 1728 Confederate dead were buried.
We very much enjoyed this day off the water to explore a place with so much history. However, we are looking forward to heading down the Tenn-Tom (the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway) tomorrow.
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|one of the five known mass graves where |
Confederate soldiers are buried
|the "Sunken Road"|
|fall colors we encountered on our walk in Shiloh National Military Park|
|more fall colors|