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

Colonel Everett Peabody

 
 
Peabody Mortuary Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nick Kurtz, June 13, 2004
1. Peabody Mortuary Monument Marker
Inscription. On shield on cannon:
Colonel Everett Peabody, 25th Mo.,
Commanding 1st Brigade,
6th Division,
Army of the Tennessee.
Was killed here at 9 A.M.,
April 6, 1862.

On star:
U. S. Headquarters, 1st Brigade 6th Division Army of the Tennessee. Col. Everett Peabody, 25th Mo. Commanding Established March 25th, 1862.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 35° 7.642′ N, 88° 20.798′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Peabody Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. 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. Camp of 25th Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Invasion of the Union Camps (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Missouri Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 12th Michigan Infantry (about 700 feet away); Wood's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 12th Tennessee Infantry (approx. mile away); 21st Missouri Infantry (approx. mile away); a different marker also named 21st Missouri Infantry (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
More about this marker.
The "Star" On the Right Side of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. The "Star" On the Right Side of the Monument
The text in the star has been removed, presumably as part of a repair effort.
This monument denotes the location of Peabody's headquarters and the site of his death. It is the only monument at Shiloh that is a headquarters monument and a mortuary monument.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Shiloh. National Park Service page about the battle. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Colonel Everett Peabody - Unsung Hero of Shiloh. (Submitted on September 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Peabody Mortuary Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nick Kurtz, June 13, 2004
3. Peabody Mortuary Monument Marker
The monument's 18' 7" sq. base has four small corner bases with pyramids of 8" shells. A 30 lb. Parrott tube is mounted vertically in the center, with an inscribed bronze plaque, and capped with a 12 lb. shell.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nick Kurtz of Littleton, Colorado. This page has been viewed 1,164 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Nick Kurtz of Littleton, Colorado.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Nick Kurtz of Littleton, Colorado. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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