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Near Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Stanford's Mississippi Battery

Stewart's Brigade - Clark's Division - Polk's Corps

 

—Army of the Mississippi —

 
Stanford's Mississippi Battery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Stanford's Mississippi Battery Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.
Stanford's Mississippi Battery,
Stewart's (2d) Brig., Clark's (1st) Div., Polk's Corps,
Army of the Mississippi.

This battery, of six guns, was engaged here from about 3 p.m. April 6, 1862 to about 11 a.m. Monday April 7, 1862 when four of its guns were captured.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 323.)
 
Location. 35° 8.189′ N, 88° 20.555′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located on the trail along Ruggles Battery line, in Shiloh National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Shiloh TN 38376, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 13th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Bankhead's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Robertson's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Rutledge's Tennessee Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington (La.) Artillery (about 300 feet away); Crescent (La.) Regiment (about 500 feet away); Ketchum's Alabama Battery (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stanford's Mississippi Battery Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Stanford's Mississippi Battery Position
The battery is represented by a 12-pdr Field Howitzer and a 6-pdr Iron Field Gun. Both are of Confederate manufacture. On the second day of the battle, Stanford's Battery was assaulted by a wave of Federal assaults. Buying time for the Confederates to form a new line further south, the battery twenty men, four guns, and six caissons.
Confederate 12-pdr Field Howitzer Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Confederate 12-pdr Field Howitzer
The howitzer beside the tablet has the distinctive profile of those produced by John Clark & Company of New Orleans, Louisiana.
6-pdr Iron Field Gun Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. 6-pdr Iron Field Gun
This piece, a smoothbore iron field gun, was most likely produced by the Tredegar Foundry, of Richmond, Virginia.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 867 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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