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

Illinois Cavalry

 
 
Illinois Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Illinois Cavalry Monument
Inscription. (Around Top of Monument):
Illinois to Her Cavalry at Shiloh

(Front Facet):
"The nature of this battle was such that cavalry could not be used in front. I therefore formed ours into line in rear."
Grant.

Army of the Tennessee
(Left Front Facet):
1st Battalion
4th Cavalry
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.
McClernand's
1st Division

(Left Rear Facet):
Companies A & B
2nd Cavalry
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.

W.H.L.
Front Facet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Front Facet
Wallace's
(2nd) Division

(Rear Facet):
3rd Battalion
11th Cavalry
Maj. Jas. F. Johnson.

This battalion was in reserve on north side of Snake Creek during the battle of April 6th and 7th, 1862

L. Wallace's
(3rd) Division

(Right Rear Facet):
2nd & 3rd
Battalions
4th Cavalry
Col. T. Lyle Dickey.

2 Companies
Thielemann's Cavalry
Afterwards 16th Illinois
These troops were in reserve and not actively engaged in the battle of April 6th and 7th, 1862.

Sherman's
(5th) Division

(Right Front Facet):
1st & 2nd
Battalions
11th Cavalry
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.

Prentiss'
(6th)
Left Front Facet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Left Front Facet
Division

 
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
Left Rear Facet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. Left Rear Facet
(within shouting distance of this marker); 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
 
Rear Facet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
5. Rear Facet
Right Rear Facet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
6. Right Rear Facet
Right Front Facet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
7. Right Front Facet
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 823 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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