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

21st Missouri and Pickets

Peabody's Brigade - Prentiss' Division

 

— Army of the Tennessee —

 
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By Nick Kurtz, June 13, 2004
1. 21st Missouri and pickets Marker
Inscription.  
U.S.
21st Missouri and pickets of
Peabody's (1st) Brig., Prentiss' (6th) Div.,
Army of the Tennessee.
The 21st Mo. reenforced the reconnoitering party of 25th Mo. and the pickets of 12th Michigan and 4 companies of 16th Wis. at this place and engaged the Confederate advance 30 minutes, soon after sunrise April 6, 1862.

Col. Moore, 21st Mo., was wounded. Capt. Saxe, 16th Wis., was killed. He was the first officer killed at Shiloh.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 216.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 6, 1905.
 
Location. 35° 7.234′ N, 88° 21.333′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Reconnoitering Road, on the right when traveling north. Located near Seay Field in Shiloh National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shiloh TN 38376, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 8th and 9th Arkansas Battalions (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peabody's Hunch
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By Nick Kurtz, June 13, 2004
2. 21st Missouri and pickets Marker
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(about 500 feet away); 7th Arkansas and 2d Arkansas (about 600 feet away); 25th Missouri Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle Begins (approx. 0.2 miles away); 21st Missouri and pickets (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Attack (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named 7th Arkansas and 2d Arkansas (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Grave of Captain Saxe image. Click for full size.
By Nick Kurtz, June 11, 2004
3. Grave of Captain Saxe
Grave of Captain Saxe of the 16th Wisconsin in the Shiloh National Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2008, by Nick Kurtz of Littleton, Colorado. This page has been viewed 945 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2008, by Nick Kurtz of Littleton, Colorado. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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