Near Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Wither's Division - Bragg's Corps
— Army of the Mississippi —
Chalmers' (2d) Brigade,
9th Miss., 7th Miss., 5th Miss., 2 Cos. 52d Tenn., 10th Miss.,
Withers' (2d) Div., Bragg's Corps,
Army of the Mississippi.
This brigade formed in the ravine of Dill Branch at 6 p.m., April 6, 1862. Its skirmishers advanced to top of the bluff, on north side, coming under fire. The brigade retired at 6:30 p.m. to Stuart's camp.
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 398.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1849.
Location. 35° 8.787′ N, 88° 19.446′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Riverside Drive. Across the road from the visitor center, take the path into the woods south of Stone's and Dresser's batteries, past the Stone's Battery camp marker. This marker is about .25 mile south of the road. 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. 6th Ohio Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Stone's Battery (approx. Hazen's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Dresser's Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); Mann's Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); Changing Size and Color (approx. ¼ mile away); 50th Illinois Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); 14th Illinois Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
More about this marker. The marker is at the top of the Dill Branch ravine. A short distance to the south the ground drops off very steeply into the creek bottom. The entire area is wooded, with thick underbrush.
Regarding Chalmers' Brigade. This marks the farthest advance of Confederate troops at Shiloh. Chalmer's charge was called off by orders from Gen. Beauregard due to the late hour of the day. The next day Grant and Buell's troops advanced south, driving Confederate troops from the battlefield.
Also see . . . Chalmer's Brigade. Detailed description of the movements of Chalmers' Brigade in the battle. (Submitted on July 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 581 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.