Shiloh Church

 

        At this location stood the Shiloh Meeting House, a log Methodist church which gave both the battlefield and the battle its name.  The name "Shiloh" in Hebrew means "place of peace" which became a very ironic- and yet fitting- name for this site.  On the morning of April 6th, U.S. General Sherman's division held this area of the battlefield for several hours until forced to abandon it.  
        C.S. General Beauregard later set up his headquarters at this site.  The original log cabin was destroyed shortly after the war, and the current structure was built early in the 20th century, and is currently home to an active Methodist congregation.  A replica of the original log cabin is currently in the process of being built near the present church.

 

                    

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