Friends of Shiloh NMP
Since its establishment in 1992, the Friends of Shiloh National Military Park (FSNMP) has worked to create a meaningful and productive preservation partnership with the National Park Service, local gateway communities, state, local, and national organizations, and the American public to promote, support, and provide for the sustainable stewardship of the park, its resources, and compelling values.
Shiloh National Military Park was, with the support of Civil War Veterans, established by Congress in 1894 to preserve the history of the battle on the ground where it was fought on April 6-7, 1862. Scene of one of the titanic carnages of the American Civil War, the park was initially managed by the War Department. Today the park is administered by the National Park Service. The preservation mission of this National Military Park has grown more complex in modern times, with expansion beyond stewardship of the momentous Shiloh Battlefield in Hardin County, Tennessee, to include preservation of related Civil War battlefields and historic sites twenty miles to the south in and around Corinth, Mississippi, and more than thirty miles westward to Davis Bridge Battlefield, located near Pocahontas, Tennessee.
The numerous accomplishments achieved by FSNMP through our effective advocacy for our beloved Shiloh National Military Park have measurably enhanced the preservation of the park and its nationally significant cultural and natural resources, to the lasting benefit of both park visitors and area residents residing in the gateway communities that neighbor the park.