Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Grant Hammers the Confederates
Shiloh National Military Park
General Ulysses S. Grant
Army of the Tennessee
Early on the second day, General Ulysses S. Grant ordered General Lewis Wallace to advance on Confederate forces occupying captured Union camps to the north behind you. Wallace attacked across Tilghman Branch, forcing the Confederates to retire into the woods in front of you. There they were reinforced by southern troops hastily advanced north from Shiloh Church.
Over the next few hours, these Confederate forces hurled uncoordinated assaults against Wallace while Generals William T. Sherman and John A. McClernand pushed slowly forward from the east (left) to link up with Wallace. Once combined, the Federals steadily forced the Confederates back. When Wallace turned the Confederate left, the southern line collapsed, retiring rapidly south toward Shiloh Church.
1 Lew Wallace starts Grant's counterattack, seizing ground south of Tilghman Branch.
2 McClernand and Sherman finally link up with Wallace at mid-morning.
3 The Union
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. (Marker Number Stop 12.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 7, 1862.
Location. 35° 8.815′ N, 88° 20.802′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Jones Field Road west of Corinth Pittsburg Landing Road, on the left when traveling west. 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. Order from Chaos (here, next to this marker); 11th Iowa Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 17th Illinois Infantry - 49th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); 7th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Lauman's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 12th Illinois Infantry - 13th Missouri Infantry (about 400 feet away); 46th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Taylor's Battery (about 400 feet 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.)
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 76 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2021, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.