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

Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery

McClernand's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Monument
The battery was commanded by Captain Edward McAllister at the start of the battle.
Inscription. (Front):
Illinois
Battery "D"
1st Regiment Lt. Artillery
1st Division - McClernand
Army of the Tennessee

(Plaque on Back):
McAllister's Battery "D"
commanded by
Capt. E. McAllister, wounded.

This battery of four 24 pounders went into action here about 9:00 a.m., April 6, 1863, holding this position until about 11:00 a.m., when it retired along the Corinth Road, leaving one gun. The battery had 1 officer and 3 men wounded.
 
Erected by State of Illinois.
 
Location. 35° 8.252′ N, 88° 20.81′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located at the north end of Review Field, 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. 4th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 4th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Indiana Infantry Regiment
Plaque on Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Plaque on Back of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); 45th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Bankhead's Tennessee Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 13th Iowa Infantry (about 300 feet away); 14th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Monument as Seen from the Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Monument as Seen from the Road
The Hamburg-Purdy Road passes on the far side of Review Field (beyond the guns). The guns face south toward the direction of the Confederate approach.
Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Monument
Two 24-pdr Field Howitzers flank the monument.
Muzzle of 24-pdr Field Howitzer Model 1841 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
5. Muzzle of 24-pdr Field Howitzer Model 1841
One of the pieces happens to be registry number 1 (seen at the bottom of the muzzle). It was inspected by William Maynadier (W.M.) in 1841 after being cast by Cyrus Alger of Boston, Massachusetts. The howitzer weighed 1,323 pounds.
24-pdr Field Howitzer Model 1841 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
6. 24-pdr Field Howitzer Model 1841
The other howitzer beside the monument is registry number 2, also cast in 1841 by Cyrus Alger, and inspected by William Maynadier. Note the "handles" over the trunnions, and the recessed area near the breech. These features are seen on most heavy field howitzers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,493 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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