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

Hungry Soldiers and Souvenirs

— Shiloh National Military Park —

 
 
Hungry Soldiers and Souvenirs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 13, 2021
1. Hungry Soldiers and Souvenirs Marker
Inscription.  Here Confederate troops experienced their first victory of the battle. Their commander, General Albert Sidney Johnston, personally accompanied the flood of southern soldiers who engulfed General Benjamin Prentiss' frontline Union camp at 9 am. Hungry and tired, Confederate formations melted away as both officers and enlisted men looted tents for food and supplies they lacked. They also seized private possessions abandoned by their opponents. This disorganized break notably delayed the Confederate offensive, forcing Johnston to encourage his men to reform ranks and continue the battle. Still, before the day ended, four of the five Union division camps fell to the Confederates.

The Yankees...left everything they had...Corn, Oats, Pants, Vests, Drawers, Shirts, Shoes and a great many other things in great abundance and of the finest quality.
Private Liberty Independence Nixon
26th Alabama Infantry

 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. (Marker Number Stop 9.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
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. A significant historical date for this entry is April 6, 1862.
 
Location. 35° 7.597′ N, 88° 20.818′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Peabody Road and Reconnoitering Road, on the left when traveling east on Peabody Road. 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. Vision for Victory (here, next to this marker); Invasion of the Union Camps (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp of 25th Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Everett Peabody (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 12th Michigan Infantry (about 500 feet away); 21st Missouri Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named 21st Missouri Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .  Shiloh National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on October 17, 2021.) 
 
Hungry Soldiers and Souvenirs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 13, 2021
2. Hungry Soldiers and Souvenirs Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2021, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2021, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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