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

50th Illinois Infantry

Sweeny's Brigade - W.H.L. Wallace's Division

 

— Army of the Tennessee —

 
50th Illinois Infantry Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. 50th Illinois Infantry Tablet
The regiment was commanded by Colonel Moses M. Bane at the battle.
Inscription.  
U.S.
50th Illinois Infantry,
Sweeny's (3d) Brig., W.H.L. Wallace's (2d) Div.,
Army of the Tennessee.

At 4.30 p.m. April 6, 1862 this regiment formed 50 yards in front of this place and held that position one hour and then fell back here, to the support of Stone's Battery, and remained in line Sunday night.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 95.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1823.
 
Location. 35° 9.021′ N, 88° 19.4′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling east. Located just south of the visitor center, along Grant's Last 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. Fifth Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Iowa Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth Division (within shouting distance of this marker);
50th Illinois Infantry Position and Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. 50th Illinois Infantry Position and Tablet
The regiment held a position south (beyond the tablet) for a short time in the late afternoon of the first day of battle.
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Dresser's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,007 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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