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

Washington (La.) Artillery

Anderson's Brigade - Ruggles’ Division - Bragg's Corps

 

—Army of the Mississippi —

 
Washington (La.) Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Washington (La.) Artillery Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.
Washington (La.) Artillery,
Anderson's (2d) Brig., Ruggles' (1st) Div., Bragg's Corps,
Army of the Mississippi

At about 3 p.m. April 6, 1862 this battery went into action here, and was engaged until about 5.30 p.m.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 360.)
 
Location. 35° 8.243′ N, 88° 20.556′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the edge of Duncan Field on the trail along Ruggles Battery, 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. 8th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Crescent (La.) Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Bankhead's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ketchum's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruggles' Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker);
Washington (La.) Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Washington (La.) Artillery Position
The battery is represented by two 12-pdr Field Howitzers.
6th Mississippi and 23d Tennessee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Byrne's Mississippi Battery (about 300 feet away); Stanford's Mississippi Battery (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .  Washington (La.) Artillery Tablet. Battlefield page on the tablet. The battery was commanded by Captain W. Irving Hodgson at the battle. (Submitted on July 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
12-pdr Field Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. 12-pdr Field Howitzer
This piece is a rare example of a 12-pdr Field Howitzer produced by S. Wolff & Co., of New Orleans, Louisiana. Markings on the trunnions are "S. Wolff & Co. // 1862 // 2". The recessed area near the breech and raised base ring are unique to the Wolff howitzer for this caliber.
12-pdr Field Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. 12-pdr Field Howitzer
On the other side, this 12-pdr Field Howitzer was produced by John Clark & Co., also of New Orleans. The piece was cast in 1861. Note the muzzle swell, similar to a 6-pdr Field Gun, which is unique to the howitzers produced by Clark.
Gunner's View of the Federal Positions on the Sunken Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
5. Gunner's View of the Federal Positions on the Sunken Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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