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

Richardson's Battery

Battery D, 1st Missouri Lt. Art. - W.H.L. Wallace's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
Richardson's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Richardson's Battery Tablet
The battery was commanded by Captain Henry Richardson during the battle.
Inscription.
U.S.
Richardson's Battery,
"D" 1st Mo. Lt. Arty., W.H.L. Wallace's (2d) Div.,
Army of the Tennessee.

This battery occupied this position in the last line from 4.30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 1862 to the close of the battle.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 110.)
 
Location. 35° 9.031′ N, 88° 19.543′ 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 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. Schwartz's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant's Last Line (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lauman's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Siege Guns (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
Richardson's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Richardson's Battery Position
Two 3.80-inch James rifles represent the battery at this location.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 57th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 65th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
James 3.80-inch Rifle, Registry Number 48 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. James 3.80-inch Rifle, Registry Number 48
Reading the muzzle markings from the twelve o'clock position clockwise: 1862 // A.M. Co. // G.T.B. // 916 // No. 48. Translated this indicates the rifle was produced in 1862 by Ames Manufacturing Company of Massachusetts, and inspected by George T. Balch. The gun weighed 916 pounds and was registered as number 48. The gun is identified by historians as a "Type 2, Series 4" indicating it used the markings consistent with 1861 regulations. This James rifle has 10 groove rifling.
James 3.80-inch Rifle, Registry Number 46 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. James 3.80-inch Rifle, Registry Number 46
The companion piece at the battery position has the same markings, but is registry number 46, weighing 911 pounds. Another feature of the James rifles is the triangular blade sight over the muzzle.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 4 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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