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General's Breakfast

Festival Event

Hear General Grant tell his story of how his breakfast was interrupted by the first shots of the Battle of Shiloh. – Beth Pippin

ADA Accessibility Notes

Outdoor event on level lawn. Call for more information.

Ages Festival is Appropriate For


The Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that they will again host The General's Breakfast at Cherry Mansion.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 1, beginning at 9 a.m., on the lawn of the historic home in Savannah. Cherry Mansion came of note during the Civil War when General Ulysses S. Grant made his headquarters at the home during the Battle of Shiloh.

Tickets for the event are $15 each and includes a southern breakfast of biscuits, scones, fruits, jellies and coffee, a storytelling program by the attending generals, and a tour of Cherry Mansion. Tours are for breakfast ticket holders only and are immediately following the breakfast performance.

“General US Grant, portrayed by Dr. Curt Fields, will be joined at his headquarters by his rival, Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard, portrayed by Larry McCluney, Jr. These first-person living history portrayals are a unique and fun recounting of historical events and famous people, making for some great storytelling! Visitors will also have the opportunity to tour the mansion, that is now a private home, and hear the history inside and out,” said Tourism Director Beth Pippin.

Pippin added that this event has grown each year over the last six years and there are only a limited number of tickets available.

This event is one of many being held during the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh. The day continues by offering a visit to the Tennessee River Museum in downtown Savannah where visitors are then encouraged to follow in Grant’s footsteps taking the trip across the river to Shiloh National Military Park.

For tickets or information regarding The Generals Breakfast call the Tennessee River Museum at 731.925.8181 or email

For more information on the Battle of Shiloh visit or

How to Get There

Memphis, Tennessee - Approximately 2 hours

Follow I-40 and US-64 E to S Riverside Dr in Savannah
2 h 11 min (115 mi)
Continue on S Riverside Dr. Drive to W Main St
1 min (463 ft)
235 W Main St

Welcome to Savannah, TN 38372

Pet Friendly Notes

Service animals only.


$15 includes the storytelling, breakfast and tour of Cherry Mansion.