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

Statham's Brigade

Breckinridge's Reserve Corps

 

—Army of the Mississippi —

 
Statham's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Statham's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.
Statham's (3d) Brigade,

15th Miss., 22d Miss., 19th Tenn., 28th Tenn., 45th Tenn.,
Rutledge's Tennessee Battery,
Breckinridge's Reserve Corps,
Army of the Mississippi.

This Brigade became engaged here about 12.30 p.m. April 6, 1862. It advanced across the field to north east corner about 2.30 p.m. The 19th Tenn. was detached to lick creek in the morning. It returned about 2 o'clock and joined Stephens' Brigade in charge across this field.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 461.)
 
Location. 35° 7.698′ N, 88° 19.975′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Hamburg-Purdy Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the south of the Peach Orchard 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. Venable's Tenn. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Bruce's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Williams' Brigade
Statham's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Statham's Brigade Tablet
A 12-pdr Field Howitzer and a James Rifle represent Rutledge's Battery at the Brigade position.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Stephens' Brigade (about 400 feet away); Harper's Mississippi Battery (about 500 feet away); Texas (about 600 feet away); Camp of 1st and 2nd Battalions, 11th Illinois Cavalry (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
12-pdr Model 1841 Field Howizter image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. 12-pdr Model 1841 Field Howizter
This howitzer was produced in 1853 by Ames Manufacturing of Massachusetts. It weighed 788 pounds when inspected by James W. Ripley. The registry number 113 is on the muzzle.
James 3.80-inch Rifle, Type 2, Series 2 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. James 3.80-inch Rifle, Type 2, Series 2
Inscription on the James Rifle at the position. The main difference between the different series of James Type 2 rifles is simply the inscriptions. This piece has markings on the top - "James Rifle Cannon // Manufactured by // Ames Mfg. Co. // Chickopee // Mass // 1861". This particular piece has a weight stamp of 912 (pounds) but no "U.S." acceptance marks.
Statham's Brigade Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
5. Statham's Brigade Advance
Looking across Sarah Bell's Cotton Field at the Peach Orchard. Statham's brigade advanced across this field around 2:30 p.m. on April 6, 1862 and reached the far northeast side (distant right). The bloody pond is beyond the far tree line in that sector.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 15 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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