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

Schwartz's Battery

Battery E, 2d Illinois Lt. Art. - McClernand's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
Schwartz's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Schwartz's Battery Tablet
Lieutenant George L. Nispel commanded the battery during the battle.
Inscription.
U.S.
Schwartz's Battery.
"E" 2d Ill. Lt. Arty., McClernand's (1st) Div.,
Army of the Tennessee.

Lieut. Nispel, of this battery occupied this position with two guns Sunday afternoon and night, April 6, 1862. He threw up a small earth-work in front of his guns, which was the only earth-work erected on the field that night.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 57.)
 
Location. 35° 9.033′ N, 88° 19.56′ 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. Grant's Last Line (a few steps from this marker); Lauman's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Richardson's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 65th Ohio Infantry
Schwartz's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Schwartz's Battery Position
Two 6-pdr Field Guns represent Schwartz's Battery at this location. The earthworks in front of the battery are reconstructions.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 56th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
6-pdr Field Gun Model 1835 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. 6-pdr Field Gun Model 1835
This piece is one of a batch of 58 produced in 1836-37. The design was an evolutionary step leading up to the more numerous Model 1841. The Model 1835 is lighter, with a smaller diameter breech. This piece is identified by the markings on the breech - 4 // 717 // GT. Translating to registry number 4, 717 pounds, inspected by George Talcott. The gun was produced by Cyrus Alger of Massachusetts in 1837. Look closely at the trunnion. This piece has a bore hole which may have been for handling equipment or possibly left from a metal sample taken by ordnance officers.
Rifled 6-pdr Field Gun Model 1841 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. Rifled 6-pdr Field Gun Model 1841
Making for a good comparison between the models is this rifled 6-pdr on the other side of the tablet. Produced in 1853 by Ames Manufacturing, the gun was later rifled with 8 grooves, while retaining the 3.67-inch bore size. This piece weighed 883 pounds when inspected by Louis A. de Barth Walbach. It carries the registry number 433 on the muzzle. Note the stadia sight bracket at the breech.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 2 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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