a national park in SW Tennessee: Civil War battle 1862.
an ancient town in central Palestine, west of the Jordan River.
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British Dictionary definitions for shiloh
a town in central ancient Palestine, in Canaan on the E slope of Mount Ephraim: keeping place of the tabernacle and the ark; destroyed by the Philistines
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Word Origin and History for shiloh
village on the west bank of the Jordan River, perhaps from an alteration of Hebrew shalo "to be peaceful." The American Civil War battle (April 6-7, 1862) was so called for being fought around the Shiloh church in Tennessee, which was destroyed in the battle.
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