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

Byrne's Mississippi Battery

Trabue's Brigade - Breckinridge's Corps

 

—Army of the Mississippi —

 
Byrne's Mississippi Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Byrne's Mississippi Battery Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.
Army of the Mississippi
Byrne's Miss. Battery,
Trabue's (1st) Brigade,
Breckenridge's Corps.

This battery was engaged here April 7, 1862, until about 10.30 a.m. when it retired to Shiloh Church.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 452.)
 
Location. 35° 8.294′ N, 88° 20.535′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in Duncan Field at stop four, Ruggles Battery, on the driving tour of 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. 6th Mississippi and 23d Tennessee (a few steps from this marker); 38th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Walker's (2nd) Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruggles' Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Ketchum's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Trabue's Brigade
Byrne's Mississippi Battery and Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Byrne's Mississippi Battery and Tablet
The battery is represented by a 6-pdr Model 1861 Field Gun and a 6-pdr Alger Field Gun. The later is a non-regulation type cast in the 1840s.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ross (within shouting distance of this marker); Crescent (La.) Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
More about this marker. Bryne's Battery was recruited from Mississippi and Kentucky. This battery was designated a "horse" battery, as it was provisioned with additional horses in order to accompany the cavalry.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Byrne's Battery at Shiloh
 
Also see . . .
1. Byrne's Company, Kentucky Horse Artillery. Battlefield page on the tablet. (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Byrne's Battery. The battery was formed originally by Edward Byrne, with recruits from Mississippi and Kentucky. Thus the battery is sometimes attributed to both states. (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
6-pdr Alger Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. 6-pdr Alger Field Gun
Very little is known of the history of this piece. Stamps on the trunnions indicate it was cast in 1844 by Cyrus Alger of Boston, Massachusetts. A foundry or registry number of 18 is stamped on the muzzle. The piece was originally a smoothbore, but later rifled to the James system.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 665 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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