HARDIN COUNTY


The Battle of Shiloh
Harper's magazine

County Seat: Savannah

Savannah
is
a peaceful town. Today it is hard to imagine anything ugly or violent taking place there.

But on April 5 and 6, 1862, a field near
Savannah became the site of what was, at that point at least, the bloodiest day in American history. After General Albert Johnston’s Confederate Army was finished doing battle with General Ulysses S. Grant’s Union Army, nearly 24,000 Americans were dead, wounded or missing.

Click
here for a virtual tour of the Shiloh battlefield.


The Tennessee River Museum
PHOTO: The Tennessee River Museum
Just a few miles from the battlefield, you'll find a small Tennessee River Museum.

If you happen to live near here, or are passing through, make sure you stop by. You'll learn a lot about fossils, arrowheads, mounds, steamboats, mussels, the Civil War, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the culture of the river.


Here's a peaceful picture of the Hardin County Courthouse.