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

13th Kentucky Infantry

Boyle's Brigade - Crittenden's Division

 

—Army of the Ohio —

 
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By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
1. 13th Kentucky Infantry Marker
Inscription.
U.S.
Army of the Ohio.
13th Kentucky Infantry,
Boyle's (11th) Brigade,
Crittenden's (5th) Division.
This regiment was engaged here at 10.30 a.m. April 7, 1862. It advanced 500 yards, was driven back to this place, and after several movements it advanced again to the Hamburg Road.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 296.)
 
Location. 35° 8.224′ N, 88° 20.224′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Eastern Corinth Road 0.2 miles south of Corinth-Pittsburg Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located 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. 12th Iowa Infantry (here, next to this marker); Richardson's Battery (a few steps from this marker); 61st Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Bartlett's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 59th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Iowa Infantry
13th Kentucky Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
2. 13th Kentucky Infantry Marker
Looking east.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Kentucky Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Iowa Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 13th Kentucky Infantry at Shiloh, study the markers in the order shown. .
 
Additional comments.
1. A Company“ C” Story
My grandfather, Roger Page of Cane Valley, Kentucky, was very interested in the history of the Civil War perhaps because, as a young boy, he listened to stories that Civil War veterans, including his grandfather, told him about their experiences during the conflict. His grandfather and great uncles served in Company “C” of the 13th Regiment of Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S. Army of the Ohio, Boyle's (11th) Brigade, Crittenden's (5th) Division. Their names were William, Jordan and James R. Page.

This regiment was among the Union Army forces who arrived on the Tennessee battlefield at Shiloh Church near Pittsburg Landing on April 6 and 7, 1862. My grandfather told me a story told to him as a young boy by his grandfather about an experience he had during these two days.

The soldiers of Company C were being marched at night to their assigned positions before the battle resumed the next day. As they marched they passed through areas that had been the scene of heavy fighting during the initial rebel attack on the Union Army the day before. Company C had to walk among many bodies of dead and wounded soldiers including one rebel who was so painfully wounded that he begged the Kentucky soldiers to shoot him to end his misery. The Kentucky soldiers refused to do such a thing and tried to pass on. At that point the wounded rebel produced a pistol and fired at them. According to my grandfather’s account of the incident, one of the Kentucky soldiers turned and said, “Well, I guess we can shoot you now!” and then he did.
    — Submitted June 21, 2011, by Douglas Noble of Kensington, Maryland.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
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