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

Confederate Repulse

— Shiloh National Military Park —

 
 
Confederate Repulse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 13, 2021
1. Confederate Repulse Marker
Inscription.  By mid-morning on the second day, the combined Union armies of Ulysses S. Grant and Don Carlos Buell had advanced across the battlefield. Buell's center fought its way to this point, reclaiming ground lost the day before. Here, in Daniel Davis' wheat field, the Confederates struck back hard, catching the Federals in a deadly crossfire and driving them back. For two hours, fighting moved back and forth across the same ground. At noon, reinforced with men from Grant's army, Buell reclaimed the initiative and pressed steadily south in an advance Beauregard's right wing was unable to reverse.

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Here, during this action, Sam Todd, Mary Todd Lincoln's half-brother, was fatally wounded. As in thousands of homes across America, the tragic impact of the Battle of Shiloh was felt even in the White House.

• 1 Buell leads the advance on the Union center and left to reclaim ground lost the previous day.
• 2 The Confederates fight back in four hours of see-saw fighting to no avail.

 
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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° 7.815′ N, 88° 20.328′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Hamburg Purdy Road east of Eastern Corinth Road, on the right when traveling east. 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. Smith's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Washington (La.) Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Crescent (La.) Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Terrill's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Crescent Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 13th Arkansas Infantry (about 300 feet away); 19th Louisiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); Bate's 2nd Tennessee Infantry (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.) 
 
Confederate Repulse Marker at Daniel Davis Wheatfield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 13, 2021
2. Confederate Repulse Marker at Daniel Davis Wheatfield
 
 
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 105 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2021, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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