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

Fourth Division

Army of the Ohio

 
 
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By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Fourth Division Tablet
Inscription.
U.S.
Fourth Division, Army of the Ohio
Brig. Gen. William Nelson.

10th Brigade, Col. Jacob Ammen, 24th Ohio.
19th Brigade, Col. Wm. B. Hazen, 41st Ohio.
22d Brigade, Col. Sanders D. Bruce, 20th Ky.

The advance of this Division arrived on the field about 5 p.m. April 6, 1862. One regiment assisted in repelling the last attack made by the Confederates on Sunday.

The Division bivouacked, in line of battle, along the north bank of Dill Branch and early Monday morning, April 7th, 1862, advanced, and at 9 a.m. became engaged north of the Peach Orchard; its 10th Brigade holding the left of the Union line. At 2 o'clock the division crossed the Peach Orchard field, driving the enemy from that part of the line. It bivouacked Monday night with its left in the camp of Stuart's Brigade. The division had present for duty, officers and men, 5441. It lost 93 killed, 603 wounded; 20 missing; Total 716.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number K.)
 
Location. 35° 9.032′ N, 88° 19.379′ 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
Fourth and Fifth Division, Army of the Ohio Tablets image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Fourth and Fifth Division, Army of the Ohio Tablets
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. Fifth Division (here, next to this marker); 50th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Iowa Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Dresser's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Report of General Nelson. General Nelson's report of the battle. (Submitted on August 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Nelson's Division. Blog entry with details about the division's actions at Shiloh, including official reports from Nelson and his subordinates. (Submitted on August 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
General William Nelson image. Click for more information.
3. General William Nelson
Known also by the nickname "Bull," Nelson was a career Navy officer before the war. At the outbreak of the war he worked to rally Union support in his native state of Kentucky. He was soon detailed to the Army and given the rank of Brigadier General. He saw action at Shiloh, the Corinth campaign, and Richmond, Kentucky. However he was shot by fellow Union General Jefferson Davis in Louisville in 1862, over a dispute.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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