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

Dresser's Battery

Battery D, 2nd Illinois Lt. Arty. - McClernand's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
Dresser's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Dresser's Battery Tablet
The Battery was commanded by Captain James P. Timony at the battle.
Inscription.
U.S.
Dresser's Battery,
"D" 2d Ill. Lt. Arty., McClearnand's (1st) Div.,
Army of the Tennessee.

This battery occupied this position, with two guns in the line of Sunday afternoon April 6, 1862.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 47.)
 
Location. 35° 9.015′ N, 88° 19.424′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located just south of the visitor center, along Grant's Last 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. 11th Iowa Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 50th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Mann's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Fifth Division (within shouting
Dresser's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Dresser's Battery Position
Two rifled field guns represent the battery at this position.
distance of this marker); Fourth Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Iowa Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rifled 6-pdr Model 1841 Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Rifled 6-pdr Model 1841 Field Gun
This 6-pdr Model 1841 produced in 1861 by Cyrus Alger was rifled with 10 grooves. It carries a foundry number 831, and is listed as weighing 882 pounds.
3.80-inch James Rifle, Type 1 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. 3.80-inch James Rifle, Type 1
This rifle used the pattern of the older 6-pdr Model 1841 Field Gun, but with a 3.80-inch bore and 15 groove rifling. This piece was cast at Greenwood & Company, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1862. It has the registry number 108 on the muzzle, and the initials "S.B." for the inspector. It weighed 884 pounds.
Another View of Dresser's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
5. Another View of Dresser's Battery Position
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 628 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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