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

Terrill's Battery

Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery - McCook's Division

 

—Army of the Ohio —

 
Terrill's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Terrill's Battery Tablet
Captain William R. Terrill commanded the battery at Shiloh.
Inscription.
U.S.
Army of the Ohio.
Terrill's Battery,
"H" 5th U.S. Artillery,
McCook's (2d) Division.

This battery was engaged here from 2 p.m. to the close of the action of April 7, 1862.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 291.)
 
Location. 35° 7.837′ N, 88° 20.367′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Hamburg-Purdy Road and Eastern Corinth Road, on the right when traveling east on Hamburg-Purdy Road. Click for map. Located between Davis' Wheat Field and Barnes 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. 13th Arkansas Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Bate's 2nd Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Gibson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington (La.) Artillery (about 400 feet away); Crescent (La.) Regiment
Terrill's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Terrill's Battery Position
Looking over the guns toward Barnes Field. On the second day of battle, in the closing actions, the battery occupied a position here to support the advancing infantry.
(about 400 feet away); Harper's Mississippi Battery (about 400 feet away); Crescent Regiment (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Terrill's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Terrill's Battery Position
From the road, the elevation of the battery's position is apparent.
James 3.80-inch Rifle, Type 3 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. James 3.80-inch Rifle, Type 3
Identified by historians as the Type 3 James Rifle, this piece was likely one of a batch of six experimental weapons. Unlike other James Rifles, this weapon was made from cast iron or steel, or possibly wrought iron. Uncommon for Civil War artillery, the gun uses a trunnion band around the gun tube.
Gunner's View image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
5. Gunner's View
The Type 3 uses the same sighting system as the bronze James Rifles.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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