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

5th Kentucky Infantry

Rousseau's Brigade - McCook's Division

 

—Army of the Ohio —

 
5th Kentucky Infantry Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. 5th Kentucky Infantry Tablet
Colonel Harvey M. Buckley commanded the Regiment at the time of the battle. The tablet incorrectly places the regiment in Crittenden's Division. Rousseau's Brigade was in fact part of McCook's Division.
Inscription.
U.S.
Army of the Ohio.
5th Kentucky Infantry,
Rousseau's (4th) Brigade,
Crittenden's (5th) Division.

This Regiment was engaged here, in reserve line, from 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. April 7, 1862. It then advanced to Woolf Field.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 279.)
 
Location. 35° 8.356′ N, 88° 20.363′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located near stop three, the Hornet's Nest, on the driving tour of Shiloh National Battlefield, on the edge of Duncan 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. 1st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); US Regulars Infantry Monument (about 300 feet away); 15th Michigan Infantry (about 300 feet away); 58th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); The Hornets' Nest
5th Kentucky Infantry Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. 5th Kentucky Infantry Tablet
(about 500 feet away); 2d Iowa Infantry (about 500 feet away); 52nd Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To follow the movements of the 5th Kentucky Infantry at Shiloh, study the markers in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  5th Kentucky Infantry. Web site detailing the history of the regiment. (Submitted on October 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 709 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on , by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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