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Volunteers are needed to help improve one of the area's Civil War treasures.

Shiloh National Military Park will host National Park Day 2017 on Saturday, April 15 at the Corinth Battlefield Unit.

Sponsored by the Civil War Trust, this annual event brings together Civil War enthusiasts from around the country who volunteer their time and energy to help preserve the nation's battlefields.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rangers and volunteers will be improving the grounds of the former West Corinth Elementary School playground. This site was part of the Confederate advance on Battery Robinett during the Battle of Corinth on Oct. 4, 1862.

The property was purchased by the Friends of the Siege and Battle of Corinth and transferred to the National Park Service in December 2016.

The clean-up will include pruning, moving gravel, filling holes and removing trash items such as rails and bricks. Volunteers will sign in at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 15.

"This volunteer event will help restore the battlefield landscape to allow for historic interpretation and use of the site," said Superintendent Dale Wilkerson.

To register for the event, please call 662-287-9273. Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe footwear and appropriate clothing for weather conditions. All volunteers will receive free Park Day 2017 t-shirts courtesy of the Civil War Trust.

Rain or severe weather will cancel the event.

(For more information visit the park website at www.nps.gov/shil.)
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