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

9th Illinois Infantry

McArthur's Brigade - W.H.L. Wallace's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
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By Allen Gathman, March 17, 2011
1. 9th Illinois Infantry Marker
Inscription.
(front of monument)
Illinois
9th Infantry,
2d Brigade--McArthur,
2d Division--W. H. L. Wallace,
Army of the Tennessee.
(back of monument)
9th Infantry,
Commanded by
Col. August Mersy.
Went into action about 10.30 a.m., April 6, 1862, in the ravine in front, holding that line until 2.00 p.m. After great loss they fell back about 500 yards when the regiment re-formed and went to their camp. Their loss in the battle was 1 officer and 60 men killed; 19 officers and 281 men wounded; 1 officer and 4 men missing; total, 366. (Marker Number M47.)
 
Location. 35° 7.85′ N, 88° 19.75′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Hamburg-Savannah Road 0.2 miles north of Hamburg-Purdy Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. 80 yards southeast of small field opposite peach orchard, on a path in the woods. 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. A different marker also named 9th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); General Albert Sidney Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Illinois Infantry
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By Allen Gathman, March 17, 2011
2. 9th Illinois Infantry Marker
Front.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 32nd Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); Death of General Johnston (about 300 feet away); Battery A, 1st Illinois Artillery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named 32nd Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named General Albert Sidney Johnston (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Regarding 9th Illinois Infantry. The 9th Illinois had the highest percentage killed and wounded of all the regiments engaged at Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
9th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 17, 2011
3. 9th Illinois Infantry Marker
Back.
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By Allen Gathman, March 17, 2011
4. 9th Illinois Infantry Marker
Looking southeast. Ravine mentioned on marker is straight ahead.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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