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

40th Illinois Infantry

McDowell's Brigade - Sherman's Division

 

— Army of the Tennessee —

 
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By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
1. 40th Illinois Infantry Marker
Inscription.  (front)

Illinois
40th Infantry
1st Brigade -- McDowell
5th Division -- Sherman
Army of the Tennessee

(back)
40th Illinois,
Commanded by
1. Col. S. G. Hicks, Wounded.
2. Lieut. Col. J. M. Boothe.

Occupied this, their third position, about 12.00 M., April 6, 1862, and held it until 1.30 P.M., sustaining their heaviest loss. The regiment then fell back to the landing. Its loss in the battle was 1 officer and 46 men killed; 11 officers and 149 men wounded; 9 men missing; total, 216.
 
Erected by State of Illinois. (Marker Number M060.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1900.
 
Location. 35° 8.452′ N, 88° 21.017′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Sherman Road and McClernand Road, on the right when traveling south on Sherman Road. 100 yards west of intersection on trail in woods, in Shiloh National Military
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By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
2. 40th Illinois Infantry Marker
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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. 17th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 43rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Iowa Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dresser's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 81st Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cobb's Kentucky Battery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
40th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
3. 40th Illinois Infantry Marker
Back.
 
 
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 594 times since then and 7 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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