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

61st Illinois Infantry

Miller's Brigade - Prentiss’ Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
61st Illinois Infantry Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. 61st Illinois Infantry Tablet
The regiment was commanded by Colonel Jacob Fry at the battle.
Inscription.
U.S.
61st Illinois Infantry,
Miller's (2d) Brig., Prentiss' (6th) Div.,
Army of the Tennessee.

This regiment relieved one of Hurlbut's regiments and was engaged here from about 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 6, 1862.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 258.)
 
Location. 35° 7.948′ N, 88° 19.937′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from 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. The Peach Orchard (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Iowa Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 28th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Bloody Pond (about 400 feet away); Mann's Battery (about 400 feet away); Bowen's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 32d Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); Willard's Battery (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .  Shiloh markers naming the 61st Illinois Infantry
61st Illinois Infantry Tablet on the Path to the George Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. 61st Illinois Infantry Tablet on the Path to the George Cabin
. (Submitted on June 7, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Peach Orchard image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. The Peach Orchard
Looking south over the fence near the tablet. The 61st fought in this vicinity in the afternoon of April 6.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 795 times since then and 2 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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