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

Mann's Battery

Battery C, 1st Missouri Light Artillery - Hurlbut's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
Mann's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Mann's Battery Tablet
The battery was commanded by Lieutenant Edward Brotzmann during the battle.
Inscription.
U.S.
Mann's Battery,
"C" 1st Mo. Lt. Arty., Hurlbut's (4th) Div.,
Army of the Tennessee.

This battery, of four guns, was engaged here from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6, 1862.

It left one disabled gun and two caissons here and retired to Wicker Field.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 166.)
 
Location. 35° 7.882′ N, 88° 19.964′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Hamburg-Savannah Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at stop 13, the peach orchard, of 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. 28th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 32d Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 61st Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Peach Orchard (about 500 feet away); 2nd Iowa Infantry (about 500 feet away); Ross' Battery (about 500 feet away); Willard's Battery (about 500 feet away); 3rd Iowa Infantry (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
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Mann's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Mann's Battery Position
Four artillery pieces - two James rifles, a 6-pdr Field Gun, and a 12-pdr Field Howitzer - represent the battery at this location. The howitzer is just out of view to the right in this photo. The battery engaged Confederates massed in the tree line south of this position, aiding the defense of the Peach Orchard sector.
 Mann's Battery. Short description of the Battery's service record. (Submitted on July 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
James 3.80-inch Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. James 3.80-inch Rifle
One of two James Rifles located at the battery position. This example is known by modern historians as a "Type 2, Series 2," of an early production batch. The rifle has 10 lands and grooves. It has the inscription
James Rifle Cannon
Manufactured by
Ames Mfg. Co.
Chickopee
Mass
1861
on the barrel. A weight stamp, indicating 920 pounds, is under the knob. The other James Rifle is from a later batch, "Type 2, Series 4," produced in 1862, also by Ames, also weighing 920 pounds. It has a registry number 54 on the muzzle.
6-pdr Field Gun Model 1835 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. 6-pdr Field Gun Model 1835
This 6-pdr Field Gun was one of 31 produced by N.P. Ames Manufacturing in 1836-7. The gun has a larger base ring than the more common Model of 1841. On the breech it bears the stampings "2" for the registry number, "705" indicating the weight in pounds, and "GT" for George Talcott, the inspector.
12-pdr Field Howitzer Model 1841 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
5. 12-pdr Field Howitzer Model 1841
This Field Howitzer was produced in 1861 by Cyrus Alger, Boston, Massachusetts. It has a foundry number of 726 on the muzzle, and a weight of 798 indicated on a breech stamping.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 739 times since then and 28 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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