Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee

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Pittsburg Landing, Shiloh National Military Park

Pittsburg Landing is a river landing on the west bank of the Tennessee River in Hardin County, Tennessee. It was named for "Pitts" Tucker who operated a tavern at the site in the years preceding the Civil War. It is located at latitude 35.15222 and longitude -88.32278 with an elevation of 482 feet (147 m). The aforementioned tavern was on the site that is now Shiloh National Military Park Visitor Center and Shiloh National Military Park/Pittsburgh Landing Graveyard. The Landing’s most prominent families before the Battle were the Hagys and Wickers.

The Battle of Pittsburg Landing, also known as the Battle of Shiloh, was fought here on April 6–7, 1862. It had great significance as the first major battle of the Civil War in the west, marking the end of Confederate dominance in Tennessee, and it is commemorated in Shiloh National Military Park.[1]


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Coordinates: 35°09′08″N 88°19′22″W / 35.15222°N 88.32278°W / 35.15222; -88.32278