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

8th Illinois Infantry

1st Brigade - 1st Division

— Army of the Tennessee —

 
 
8th Illinois Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. 8th Illinois Infantry Monument
Inscription.  (Front):
Illinois
8th Infantry
1st Brigade - Hare
1st Division - McClernand
Army of the Tennessee

(Back):
8th Infantry
Commanded by
1. Capt. J.M. Ashmore, wounded.
2. Capt. W.S. Harvey, Killed
3. Capt. R.H. Sturgess.
This line was held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., April 6, 1862, when the regiment was forced back to a position behind the Duncan Field. It lost in the battle, 1 officer and 29 men killed; 1 officer and 90 men wounded; 3 men missing; Total 124.
 
Erected by State of Illinois.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1920.
 
Location. 35° 8.223′ N, 88° 20.544′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the left when traveling west. Located on the edge of Duncan Field in front of Ruggles Battery, 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. Bankhead's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker);
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Washington (La.) Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanford's Mississippi Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Crescent (La.) Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ketchum's Alabama Battery (about 300 feet away); Thunder in the Thicket (about 300 feet away); Ruggles' Batteries (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Plaque on Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Plaque on Back of Monument
8th Illinois Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. 8th Illinois Infantry Monument
Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road passes in the background behind the monument. The 8th Illinois held a line in this area during the morning of the first day of battle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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