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

First Division, Army of the Tennessee

Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand

First Division, Army of the Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
1. First Division, Army of the Tennessee Marker
First Division, Army of the Tennessee.
Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand.

1st Brigade, Col. Abraham M. Hare, 11th Iowa (w'd)
Col. Marcellus M. Crocker, 13th Iowa.

2d Brigade, Col. C. Carroll Marsh, 20th Illinois.
3d Brigade, Col. Julius Raith, 43d Ill. (mortally w'd.)
Lt. Col. Enos P. Wood, 17th Illinois.

Battery "D" 1st Ill. Lt. Arty., Capt. Edward McAllister, (w'd)
Battery "D" 2d Ill. Lt. Arty., Capt. James P. Timony
Battery "E" 2d Ill. Lt. Arty., Lieut. George L. Nispel
14th Battery, Ohio Lt. Arty., Capt. Jerome B. Burrows, (w'd)
6 Companies of Illinois Cavalry.

This division encamped here March 21, 1862; the 1st Brigade on the right, in Jones Field; the 2d in the center, its left on Corinth Road; the 3d along the Hamburg Road south of Review Field.

During the battle on Sunday, April 6, 1862, the division occupied seven positions on the field as follows; the first, by the 3d Brigade, east of Shiloh Church; the second, by the division, along the Corinth Road, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; the third position, at the right angles across the center of its 2d Brigade camp, at 11.15 a.m.; the fourth position in Jones Field. From its fourth position the division advanced and at 12 m. recovered its 2d Brigade camp and division headquarters. It then fell back,
McClernand HQ Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nick Kurtz, June 12, 2004
2. McClernand HQ Monument Marker
fighting, to Jones Field again, and held this, its fifth position, until 2.30 p.m. when it retired to its sixth position, in Cavalry Field. At 4.30 p.m. it occupied its seventh line, along the Hamburg and Savannah Road.

On Monday it was engaged in the camps of the First and Second Brigades. The division had present for duty, of all arms, officers and men, 6941. Its losses were 285 killed; 1372 wounded; 65 missing; Total 1722.
Location. 35° 8.346′ N, 88° 20.875′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road Extension, on the right when traveling north. 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. McClernand's Headquarters (here, next to this marker); Illinois Cavalry Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Rousseau's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 14th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Bankhead's Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away); Johnson's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 25th Indiana Infantry Regiment (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
Categories. War, US Civil
General McClernand image. Click for full size.
3. General McClernand
McClernand was a "political general" owing his position to connections, and a desire by the Lincoln administration to form a coalition with many "War Democracts."

(Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, Selected Civil War photographs, 1861-1865, Call Number: LC-B813- 2220 A[P&P])
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