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

Trigg's Arkansas Battery

Cleburne's Brigade - Hardee's Corps

— Army of the Mississippi —

 
 
Trigg's Arkansas Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Trigg's Arkansas Battery Tablet
The Battery was commanded by Captain John T. Trigg at the battle. It is sometimes called the 9th Arkansas Field Battery.
Inscription.  
C.S.
Trigg's Arkansas Battery,
Cleburne's (2d) Brigade, Hardee's Corps,
Army of the Mississippi.

This battery was engaged here from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., April 6, 1862.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 429.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1774.
 
Location. 35° 8.083′ N, 88° 20.541′ 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. Statham's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Roberts' Arkansas Battery (a few steps from this marker); 154th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Swett's Mississippi Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hubbard's Arkansas Battery
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Swett's Mississippi Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rutledge's Tennessee Battery (about 300 feet away); Shaver's Brigade (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Trigg's Arkansas Battery Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Trigg's Arkansas Battery Position
The Battery is represented by 2 12-pdr Field Howitzers. Both are of Confederate manufacture.
Quinby & Robinson 12-pdr Field Howitzer image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Quinby & Robinson 12-pdr Field Howitzer
The piece on the left was produced by Quinby & Robinson of Memphis, Tennessee.
Tredegar 12-pdr Field Howitzer image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. Tredegar 12-pdr Field Howitzer
The other piece is also a 12-pdr Howitzer, produced by Tredegar Foundry of Richmond, Virginia. Markings on the right trunnion state "J.R.A. & Co. // T.F." indicating Joseph R. Anderson & Company, Tredegar Foundry. On the left the year of manufacture is stamped - 1862. The foundry number, 1400, is stamped on the muzzle. And the weight of 781 pounds is on the breech near the vent.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,114 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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