Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Army of the Mississippi
Army of the Mississippi.
General Albert Sidney Johnston (Killed).
General G.T. Beauregard.
First Corps. Maj. Gen Leonidas Polk.
Second Corps. Maj. Gen. Braxton Bragg.
Third Corps. Maj. Gen. Wm. J. Hardee, (wounded).
Reserve Corps. Brig. Gen. John C. Breckinridge.
The Confederate army, known as the "Army of the Mississippi", with a total of officers and men present for duty, 43,968, marched from Corinth and deployed in line of battle Saturday, April 5, 1862. General Hardee's Corps formed the first line at right angles with the Corinth Road near Wood's Field. General Bragg's Corps formed the second line 800 yards in rear of the first. General Polk's Corps was in column of brigades in front of General Johnston's headquarters established at junction of Bark and Corinth Roads. General Breckinridges Corps was in rear along the road towards Mickey's.
The battle commenced at 4.55 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 1862, by an attack upon Hardee's picket post in front of his center. The Confederates advancing, drove the Union Army slowly back all day, capturing four division camps, and at dark held a position extending from the Tennessee River south of Dill's Branch to mouth of Tilghman Creek. General Johnston was mortally wounded at 2.30 p.m. and General Beauregard took command. The Union Army
The casualties, in the Army of the Mississippi, during the battle were, killed 1,728, wounded 8,012, missing 959; total, 10,699.
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number C 2.)
Location. 35° 8.035′ N, 88° 21.319′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at stop seven, Shiloh Church, 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. Army of the Ohio (here, next to this marker); Army of the Tennessee (here, next to this marker); Battery B, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Shiloh Church (a few steps from this marker); Shiloh United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Shiloh Log Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Shiloh School 17th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
More about this marker. This tablet is one of three covering the actions of the army of the Mississippi in the battle. It is duplicated elsewhere in the park.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Shiloh. The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Shiloh Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Report of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard C. S. Army. (Submitted on August 23, 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 April 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,178 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3. submitted on August 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.