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

53rd Ohio Infantry

Hildebrand's Brigade -- Sherman's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
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By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
1. 53rd Ohio Infantry Marker
Looking northwest.
Inscription.
(front of monument)
Ohio
53d Infantry
Commanded by
Col. J. J. Appler
Lt. Col. Robt. A. Fulton
Hildebrand's (3d) Brigade
Sherman's (5th) Division
Army of the Tennessee

(back of monument)

This regiment formed here at 8 a.m., April 6, 1862, but soon fell back across the ravine in the rear. Its loss was 9 men killed; 1 officer and 32 men wounded; 2 men missing; total, 44. (Marker Number M131.)
 
Location. 35° 7.731′ N, 88° 21.166′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Peabody Road 0.2 miles east of Corinth Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. 150 yards south of road in Rea Field. 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. Camp of 53rd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Russell's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waterhouse's Battery (about 500 feet away); Polk's Tennessee Battery (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named 53rd Ohio Infantry (about
53rd Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
2. 53rd Ohio Infantry Marker
600 feet away); Mississippi Monument (about 600 feet away); 13th Tennessee Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wood's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Regarding 53rd Ohio Infantry. Note for this monument on Shilohbattlefield.org:

[NOTE: Next position for regiment was in woods on the east side of this [Rea] field. There, in line of battle facing west, the regiment assisted in repelling two of three attacks by the enemy (right flank of Cleburne's Confederate brigade). At about 9 a.m., the regiment retreated north across East Branch and rallied on Raith's brigade of McClernand's division, which was supporting Gen. Sherman's left flank east of Shiloh Church. THERE ARE NO POSITION MARKERS FOR THESE LATER ACTIONS.]
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
53rd Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
3. 53rd Ohio Infantry Marker
Back.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 410 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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