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

Bowen's Brigade

Breckinridge's Reserve Corps

 

—Army of the Mississippi —

 
Bowen's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Bowen's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.
Bowen's (2d) Brigade,

9th Ark., 10th Ark., 2d Confederate, 1st Mo.,
Hudson's Miss. Battery, Watson's La. Battery,
Breckinridge's Reserve Corps,
Army of the Mississippi.

This Brigade became engaged here about 12.30 p.m. April 6, 1862 under the personal direction of General Johnston. It advanced to position east of Bloody Pond where it was again engaged.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 456.)
 
Location. 35° 7.709′ N, 88° 19.828′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Hamburg-Purdy Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the south of the Peach Orchard 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. 19th Alabama - 2nd Texas (a few steps from this marker); Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Robertson's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); 26th Alabama - 21st Alabama (about 300 feet away, measured
Bowen's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Bowen's Brigade Tablet
Two cannon represent the Brigade's supporting artillery at this position. On the left is a 6-pdr Field Gun and on the right is a James Rifle.
in a direct line); Bruce's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Johnson's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Death of General Johnston (about 600 feet away); General Albert Sidney Johnston (about 700 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 2nd Confederate Infantry at Shiloh, study the markers in the order shown. .
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
6-pdr Field Gun Model 1841 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. 6-pdr Field Gun Model 1841
This particular piece, registry number 125 from Cyrus Alger & Co, of Boston, Massachusetts, was cast in 1855. It weighed 880 pounds when inspected by Benjamin Huger. In a twist of fate Huger, who was in 1855 a U.S. Army Ordnance officer, resigned his commission in 1861 to join the Confederate Army.
3.80-inch James Rifle, Type 2, Series 4 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. 3.80-inch James Rifle, Type 2, Series 4
Markings indicate this piece is registry number 78, cast in 1862 by Ames Manufacturing of Massachusetts. It was inspected by George T. Balch. And the gun weighed 919 pounds. Note the 10 groove rifling and the blade sight at the top.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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