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

Dresser's Battery

Battery D, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery - McClernand's Division

 

— Army of the Tennessee —

 
Dresser's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
1. Dresser's Battery Marker
Inscription.  
U.S.
Dresser's Battery,
"D" 2d Ill. Lt. Art., McClernand's (1st) Div.,
Army of the Tennessee.

This battery, with 6 James Rifled guns, was engaged here at 11.15 a.m. April 6, 1862. It held the position only a few minutes when it was driven back losing four guns.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 45.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1893.
 
Location. 35° 8.452′ N, 88° 20.966′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Sherman Road and Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Extension Road, on the left when traveling south on Sherman Road. Located 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. The Counterattack Buys Time (a few steps from this marker); Cobb's Kentucky Battery (a few steps from this marker); 11th Iowa Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Marsh's Brigade
Dresser's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
2. Dresser's Battery Marker
Looking WSW across Sherman Road.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 81st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 43rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 40th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Dresser's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
3. Dresser's Battery Marker
Looking south along Sherman Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 18, 2022