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

Roberts’ Arkansas Battery

Unattached

 

—Army of the Mississippi —

 
Roberts' Arkansas Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Roberts' Arkansas Battery Tablet
The battery was commanded by Captain Franklin Roberts at the battle.
Inscription.
C.S.
Roberts' Arkansas Battery,
- Unattached -
Army of the Mississippi.

This battery, the 6th in Ruggles' line, was engaged here Sunday afternoon, April 6, 1862.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 431.)
 
Location. 35° 8.095′ N, 88° 20.542′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located on the trail along Ruggles Battery 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. Trigg's Arkansas Battery (a few steps from this marker); Statham's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 154th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Swett's Mississippi Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Rutledge's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Swett's Mississippi Battery
Roberts' Arkansas Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Roberts' Arkansas Battery Position
The battery is represented by two bronze 6-pdr Field Guns.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hubbard's Arkansas Battery (about 300 feet away); Shaver's Brigade (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
6-pdr Confederate Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. 6-pdr Confederate Field Gun
This gun was produced in 1861 by Tredegar Foundry in Richmond, Virginia, using the patterns and specifications for the U.S. Model 1841 6-pdr Field Gun. On the muzzle is the foundry number 1127.
6-pdr Model 1861 Ames Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. 6-pdr Model 1861 Ames Field Gun
This 6-pdr was produced by Ames Manufacturing of Boston, Massachusetts in 1861. It conformed to the "new" Ordnance Department specifications for a smooth exterior shape (what we would later call streamlined) to reduce stress points. This gun has a muzzle mark for "GTB" initials of George Thatcher Balch. Another marking appears to be a "2" indicating the registry number.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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