Near Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Army of the Ohio
Major General Don Carlos Buell
Army of the Ohio.
Major General Don Carlos Buell.
Second Division, Brig. Gen. Alex McD. McCook.
Fourth Division, Brig. Gen. William Nelson.
Fifth Division, Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Crittenden.
Sixth Division, Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood.
The advance of the Army of the Ohio arrived at Savannah, Tenn. from Nashville April 5, 1862. Nelson's Division marched on Sunday, April 6, up the east side of the Tennessee River to a point opposite Pittsburg Landing. At 5 p.m. Ammen's Brigade was brought over the river and assisted in repelling the last attack made by the Confederates upon the Union lines. The remainder of General Nelson's Division and General Crittenden's Division arrived on the field during Sunday night. McCook's Division arrived early Monday morning. Wagner's Brigade of General Wood's Division arrived at 12 noon; Garfield's Brigade about 3 o'clock P.m., too late to take part in the battle.
In the attack upon the Confederates on Monday the Army of the Ohio occupied the left of the Union line; McCook's Division on the Corinth Road, Nelson's Division on the left and Crittenden's Division in the center. When Wood's Division came upon the field it took position between McCook and Crittenden.
The Confederates were driven back until about 4 p.m. when they retired from the field.
Its casualties were, killed 241, wounded 1807, missing 55, Total 2103.
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number B 1.)
Location. 35° 9.073′ N, 88° 19.327′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located next to the visitor center at 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. Army of the Mississippi (here, next to this marker); Army of the Tennessee (here, next to this marker); 55th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery H, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); Illinois Cavalry (about 300 feet away); Shiloh National Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Fourth Division (about 400 feet away); Fifth Division (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
More about this marker. This is one of three duplicated tablets in the park outlining the actions of the Army of the Ohio.
Also see . . . Army of the Ohio. Organization and brief description of the actions of the Army of the Ohio. (Submitted on August 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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