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

61st Illinois Infantry

Miller's Brigade - Prentiss' Division

 

— Army of the Tennessee —

 
61st Illinois Infantry Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. 61st Illinois Infantry Tablet
The regiment was commanded by Colonel Jacob Fry at the battle.
Inscription.  
U.S.
61st Illinois Infantry,
Miller's (2d) Brig., Prentiss' (6th) Div.,
Army of the Tennessee.

This regiment relieved one of Hurlbut's regiments and was engaged here from about 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 6, 1862.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 258.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1825.
 
Location. 35° 7.948′ N, 88° 19.937′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Hamburg-Savannah Road, on the left when traveling north. Located at stop 13, the peach orchard, of the driving tour of 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. The Peach Orchard (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Iowa Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 28th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Bloody Pond (about 400 feet away); Mann's Battery
61st Illinois Infantry Tablet on the Path to the George Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. 61st Illinois Infantry Tablet on the Path to the George Cabin
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(about 400 feet away); Bowen's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 32d Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); Willard's Battery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
The Peach Orchard image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. The Peach Orchard
Looking south over the fence near the tablet. The 61st fought in this vicinity in the afternoon of April 6.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 935 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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