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

Washington (La.) Artillery

Anderson's Brigade - Ruggles Division

 

—Army of the Mississippi —

 
Washington (La.) Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Washington (La.) Artillery Tablet
Captain W. Irving Hodgson commanded the battery at Shiloh.
Inscription.
C.S.
Army of the Mississippi.
Washington (La.) Artillery,
Anderson's (2d) Brigade, Ruggles' (1st) Division,
Bragg's Corps.

This battery was engaged here April 7, 1862. Three of its guns were captured at 11 a.m., but were soon after recovered. The battery was disabled and obliged to retire with the loss of three caissons, a battery wagon, and forge.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 363.)
 
Location. 35° 7.806′ N, 88° 20.303′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Hamburg-Purdy Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Davis' Wheat 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. Crescent (La.) Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Smith's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Crescent Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Louisiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Terrill's Battery (about 400 feet
Washington (La.) Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Washington (La.) Artillery Position
Two James 3.80-inch Rifled Cannon represent the battery at this location. One on the left is a James Type 2, with the smooth Ordnance shape. On the right is a Type 1, using the Model 1841 pattern.
away, measured in a direct line); 13th Arkansas Infantry (about 400 feet away); Bate's 2nd Tennessee Infantry (about 600 feet away); Gibson's Brigade (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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