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

Shiloh Church

 
 
Shiloh Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Shiloh Church Marker
Inscription. The Battle of Shiloh takes its name from a Methodist log church that stood here during the battle. On the morning of Sunday, April 6, 1862, the church and cemetery grounds became the scene of fierce fighting as Confederates attacked Union forces camped nearby.

The original log meeting house was erected in 1853. The building survived the battle to serve as a hospital, but collapsed several weeks later. A new frame church replaced the original in 1875. The present masonry church was dedicated in 1959.
 
Location. 35° 8.025′ N, 88° 21.319′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at stop seven, Shiloh Church, 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. Shiloh United Methodist Church (a few steps from this marker); Army of the Mississippi (a few steps from this marker); Army of the Ohio (a few steps from this marker); Army of the Tennessee (a few steps from this marker); Battery B, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Shiloh Log Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Shiloh School (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
Sherman Portrait and Battle Map Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Sherman Portrait and Battle Map
The map is oriented with north on the left side.

 
More about this marker. In the center is a drawing captioned, For two days, the armies of the North and South clashed in the fields and forests surrounding Shiloh Church, the log building on the left.

To the right is a portrait of General William T. Sherman. Brig. Gen. William T. Sherman commanded the Fifth Division of the Union Army of the Tennessee. He and his men were camped near Shiloh Church when surprised and assailed by the Confederates. To the far right is a map of the area showing the disposition of forces on in the afternoon of Apirl 7, 1862, the second day of the battle.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Marker and Shiloh Church Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Marker and Shiloh Church
The Modern Shiloh Church Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. The Modern Shiloh Church
Reconstruction of the Log Church Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
5. Reconstruction of the Log Church
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,305 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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