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

40th Indiana Infantry

Wagner's Brigade - Wood's Division

 

—Army of the Ohio —

 
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By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
1. 40th Indiana Infantry Marker
Looking west along Hamburg-Purdy Road.
Inscription. (front)
40th
Regiment
Infantry,
Commanded by
Col. John W. Blake,
21st Brigade -- Col. George D. Wagner--
6th Division--Gen. Wood--
Army of the Ohio.
Indiana.
(back)
40th
Infantry.
Commanded by
Col. John W. Blake.
This regiment arrived on the battlefield from Savannah, about 12 m., April 7, 1862; was ordered, with its brigade, to the front by Maj. Gen. Grant. It formed on this line at 2 p.m., and assisted in driving the enemy from the field. It was under fire of infantry and artillery, but sustained no loss.
 
Erected by State of Indiana. (Marker Number M091.)
 
Location. 35° 7.987′ N, 88° 20.7′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Hamburg-Purdy Road half a mile east of Sherman Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located 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. 15th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 49th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker);
40th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
2. 40th Indiana Infantry Marker
Front.
Camp of 49th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); 24th Kentucky Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 7th Iowa Infantry (about 400 feet away); 57th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away); 8th and 18th Illinois Infantry (about 700 feet away); Swett's Mississippi Battery (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
40th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
3. 40th Indiana Infantry Marker
Detail bottom front.
40th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
4. 40th Indiana Infantry Marker
Top back.
40th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
5. 40th Indiana Infantry Marker
Bottom back.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 422 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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