Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Smith's Mississippi Battery
Stephen's Brigade - Cheatham's Division - Polk's Corps
—Army of the Mississippi —
Smith's Mississippi Battery,
Stephens' (2d) Brig., Cheatham's (2d) Div., Polk's Corps,
Army of the Mississippi.
This battery, of six guns, was in action here from about 10 a.m. to 12 m. April 6, 1862.
On Monday it had two guns in action on the Confederate left.
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 338.)
Location. 35° 7.982′ N, 88° 20.484′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at the end of the trail along Ruggles Battery line, 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. Trabue's Kentucky Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowen's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Byrne's Mississippi Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 16th Alabama, 55th Tennessee (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 13th Iowa Infantry Hubbard's Arkansas Battery (about 400 feet away); 8th and 18th Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); 14th Wisconsin Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
Also see . . . Smith’s-Turner’s Battery. A short history of the battery, which was also known as the "Chickasawhay Desperadoes." (Submitted on July 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 855 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.