Near Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Illinois to Her Cavalry at Shiloh
"The nature of this battle was such that cavalry could not be used in front. I therefore formed ours into line in rear."
Army of the Tennessee
(Left Front Facet):
Lt. Col. W. McCullough
Stewart's & Carmichael's Independent Companies
Afterwards 15th Illinois.
These commands were held in reserve April 6th and 7th 1862.
One officer and two men were wounded.
(Left Rear Facet):
Capt. Thos. J. Larrison
These companies were acting as division headquarters guard and escort and were not actively engaged in the battle of April 6th and 7th, 1862.
Maj. Jas. F. Johnson.
This battalion was in reserve on north side of Snake Creek during the battle of April 6th and 7th, 1862
(Right Rear Facet):
Col. T. Lyle Dickey.
Afterwards 16th Illinois
These troops were in reserve and not actively engaged in the battle of April 6th and 7th, 1862.
(Right Front Facet):
Col. R. G. Ingersoll
These battalions formed in open field near their camp. Where at about 9 a.m., April 6th, 1862 they received the fire of a battery by which 3 men were killed and 2 wounded.
Erected by State of Illinois.
Location. 35° 9.064′ N, 88° 19.394′ 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 just southwest of the visitor center 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. 2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Fifth Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Iowa Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 50th Illinois Infantry Army of the Tennessee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Army of the Mississippi (about 300 feet away); Dresser's Battery (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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