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

50th Illinois Infantry

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

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
50th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 17, 2011
1. 50th Illinois Infantry Marker
Looking southeast toward ravine mentioned on marker.
Inscription.
(front of monument)
Illinois
50th Infantry,
3d Brigade--Sweeny,
2d Division--W. H. L. Wallace,
Army of the Tennessee.
(back of monument)
50th Infantry,
Commanded by
1. Col. M. M. Bane, Wounded.
2. Capt. T. W. Gaines.

Went into position on this line about 10.30 a.m., April 6, 1862, and held its ground until 2.00 p.m., when the regiment retired toward the Landing. Its loss in the battle was 12 men killed; 3 officers and 66 men wounded; 4 men missing; total, 84.
 
Erected by State of Illinois. (Marker Number M67.)
 
Location. 35° 7.9′ N, 88° 19.667′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Hamburg-Savannah Road ¼ mile north of Hamburg-Purdy Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. 200 yards east of small field opposite Peach Orchard on east side of road, 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. 32nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different
50th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 17, 2011
2. 50th Illinois Infantry Marker
Front.
marker also named 32nd Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9th Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named 9th Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); 36th Indiana Infantry (about 700 feet away); Jackson's Brigade (about 700 feet away); General Albert Sidney Johnston (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
50th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 17, 2011
3. 50th Illinois Infantry Marker
Back.
50th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 17, 2011
4. 50th Illinois Infantry Marker
Looking north from the ravine in front of the monument. Monument barely visible in center of photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 2 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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