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

Chalmers’ Brigade

Wither's Division - Bragg's Corps

 

—Army of the Mississippi —

 
Chalmers' Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, July 24, 2010
1. Chalmers' Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.
Chalmers' (2d) Brigade,

9th Miss., 7th Miss., 5th Miss., 2 Cos. 52d Tenn., 10th Miss.,
Withers' (2d) Div., Bragg's Corps,
Army of the Mississippi.

This brigade formed in the ravine of Dill Branch at 6 p.m., April 6, 1862. Its skirmishers advanced to top of the bluff, on north side, coming under fire. The brigade retired at 6:30 p.m. to Stuart's camp.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 398.)
 
Location. 35° 8.787′ N, 88° 19.446′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Riverside Drive. Click for map. Across the road from the visitor center, take the path into the woods south of Stone's and Dresser's batteries, past the Stone's Battery camp marker. This marker is about .25 mile south of the road. 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. 6th Ohio Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Stone's Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); Hazen's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Dresser's Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); Mann's Battery
Chalmers Tablet, looking northward image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, July 24, 2010
2. Chalmers Tablet, looking northward
(approx. 0.3 miles away); 50th Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); 14th Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp of Richardson's Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
More about this marker. The marker is at the top of the Dill Branch ravine. A short distance to the south the ground drops off very steeply into the creek bottom. The entire area is wooded, with thick underbrush.
 
Regarding Chalmers' Brigade. This marks the farthest advance of Confederate troops at Shiloh. Chalmer's charge was called off by orders from Gen. Beauregard due to the late hour of the day. The next day Grant and Buell's troops advanced south, driving Confederate troops from the battlefield.
 
Also see . . .  Chalmer's Brigade. Detailed description of the movements of Chalmers' Brigade in the battle. (Submitted on July 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View southward into Dill Branch ravine from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, July 24, 2010
3. View southward into Dill Branch ravine from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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