Near Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
17th Indiana Infantry
Hascall's Brigade - Wood's Division
—Army of the Ohio —
Col. John T. Wilder,
15th Brigade - Gen. Hascall -
6th Division - Gen. Wood -
Army of the Ohio.
Col. John T. Wilder.
this regiment arrived on the battlefield at 12 o'clock on the night of April 7th, 1862. Too late to participate in the battle; was in line of battle on the morning of the 8th.
Erected by State of Indiana.
Location. 35° 9.037′ N, 88° 19.475′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located west of the visitor center, along Grant's Last Line, 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. 40th Illinois - 6th Iowa Infantry Regiments (here, next to this marker); 51st Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 7th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 58th Indiana Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance Iowa Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Mann's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
Also see . . .
1. 17th Indiana Infantry. Wikipedia article detailing the regiment's service record. (Submitted on August 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 17th Indiana Infantry. Blog entry expanding on the regiment's service record. The 17th Indiana, as part of Wilder's famous "Lighting Brigade," became mounted infantry. Armed with repeating rifles, it became one of the hardest fighting units in the Western Theater. (Submitted on August 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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