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

Harper's Mississippi Battery

Wood's Brigade - Hardee's Corps

— Army of the Mississippi —

 
 
Harper's Mississippi Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Harper's Mississippi Battery Tablet
Captain William L. Harper commanding the battery was wounded at the battle of Shiloh.
Inscription.  
C.S.
Army of the Mississippi.
Harper's Miss. Battery,
Wood's (3d) Brigade,
Hardee's Corps.

This Battery, known also as Jefferson Artillery, was in action here from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7, 1862. It lost one gun captured by the enemy.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 447.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1773.
 
Location. 35° 7.885′ N, 88° 20.43′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Hamburg-Purdy Road and Eastern Corinth Road, on the left when traveling east on Hamburg-Purdy Road. Located near Barnes Field 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. Gibson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Boyle's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Bate's 2nd Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Wisconsin Infantry
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 13th Arkansas Infantry (about 400 feet away); Terrill's Battery (about 400 feet away); 13th Iowa Infantry (about 500 feet away); Bowen's Brigade (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Harper's Mississippi Battery Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Harper's Mississippi Battery Position
Two field pieces represent the battery at this location.
6-pdr Field Gun Model 1835 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. 6-pdr Field Gun Model 1835
Cast in 1838, this 6-pdr Field Gun was a predecessor of the more common Model 1841 Field Gun. The gun was produced by Cyrus Alger of Boston, Massachusetts and bears the registry number 24.
Rifled 6-pdr Model 1841 Field Gun image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. Rifled 6-pdr Model 1841 Field Gun
On the right side of the tablet is a 6-pdr Model 1841 which was rifled during production in 1861. This gun has 10 lands and groves. Note the sight bracket on the breech for James style sights.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Dec. 4, 2023