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Near Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Siege Guns
Battery B, 2d Regiment Illinois Artillery

Army of the Tennessee
 
Siege Guns Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Siege Guns Monument
 
Inscription. (Front):
Illinois
Siege Guns
2d Regiment - Artillery
Unassigned
Army of the Tennessee

(Back Plaque):
Battery "B"
Commanded by
Capt. Relly Madison

This battery of siege guns was the nucleus around which was rallied the line that successfully resisted the attack of Sunday evening April 6, 1862. There were no casualties.
 
Erected by State of Illinois.
 
Location. 35° 9.03′ N, 88° 19.513′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located south of the visitor center, along Grant's Last 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. 57th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 58th Indiana Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 51st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 40th Illinois - 6th Iowa Infantry Regiments (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Plaque on Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Plaque on Back of Monument
 

 
Also see . . .  Siege Artillery Battery. Blog entry from Nick Kurtz about the battery. Notice the wartime photo of the battery in position, taken shortly after the battle. (Submitted on August 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Siege Guns Monument and Siege Gun Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Siege Guns Monument and Siege Gun
A 24-pdr Siege Gun represents the battery, seen here in the background.
 
 
24-pdr Siege Gun Model 1819 Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. 24-pdr Siege Gun Model 1819
This siege gun was produced in 1828 by West Point Foundry. It carries registry number 185 on the muzzle, and the weight marking of 5535 pounds (seen in white in this view) on the breech. The gun is representative of the battery at this location. In the battle, the battery was equipped with this caliber gun, but not necessarily this model.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 731 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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