267 acres added to preserved Shiloh battlefield

 (AP Photo/Alice Keeney)

(AP Photo/Alice Keeney)

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) -- More than 250 acres has been added to the Shiloh National Military Park as a Hardin County tract was donated.

The Civil War Trust bought 267 acres six miles southwest of the main battlefield. The tract is known as Fallen Timbers and it is where Federal and Confederate troops fought the final hours of the Battle of Shiloh.

The Jackson Sun reported the formal donation was made Thursday during a ceremony at Pickwick Landing State Park.

The Civil War Trust also hopes to preserve another 491 acres that includes Shiloh Hill.

The group must raise $250,000 by Aug.15 and receive a federal grant to make the $1.25 million purchase.

With the donation made Thursday, the preserved battlefield contains 4,400 acres.

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