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

Robertson's Alabama Battery

Gladden's Brigade - Withers' Division - Bragg's Corps

— Army of the Mississippi —

 
 
Robertson's Alabama Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Robertson's Alabama Battery Tablet
The Battery was commanded by Captain Felix Robertson at the battle.
Inscription.  
C.S.
Robertson's Alabama Battery,
Gladden's (1st) Brig., Withers' (2d) Div., Bragg's Corps,
Army of the Mississippi.

This battery, of four 12 pdr. Napoleons, was in action here from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., April 6, 1862.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 387.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1965.
 
Location. 35° 8.158′ N, 88° 20.55′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the left when traveling west. Located on the trail along Ruggles Battery line, 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. Rutledge's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanford's Mississippi Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Bankhead's Tennessee Battery
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roberts' Arkansas Battery (about 400 feet away); 8th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Trigg's Arkansas Battery (about 500 feet away); Statham's Brigade (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Robertson's Alabama Battery Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Robertson's Alabama Battery Position
The battery is represented by a 24-pdr Field Howitzer and a 12-pdr Napoleon. During the battle, the battery was equipped with four 12-pdr Napoleons from Leeds & Company of New Orleans, Louisiana.
24-pdr Confederate Field Howitzer image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. 24-pdr Confederate Field Howitzer
Unlike the smaller 12-pdr Howitzers, the reinforce of the 24-pdrs stopped short of the base ring, leaving a section of smaller diameter near the breech. This particular piece was produced by Quinby & Robinson of Memphis, Tennessee in 1862. It has the registry number of 35.
12-pdr Model 1857 Light Field Gun or "Napoleon" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. 12-pdr Model 1857 Light Field Gun or "Napoleon"
These weapons were some of the best smoothbore artillery ever produced. Just entering service at the onset of the war, very few were used in the Western Theater at this phase of the war. Appropriately, only two such guns are on display at Shiloh. This piece was produced by Henry N. Hooper of Boston, Massachusetts in 1863. On its rather battered muzzle is the registry number 252.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,299 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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