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

17th Indiana Infantry

Hascall's Brigade - Wood's Division

 

— Army of the Ohio —

 
17th Indiana Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. 17th Indiana Infantry Monument
Inscription.  (Front):
17th Regiment
Infantry

commanded by
Col. John T. Wilder,
15th Brigade - Gen. Hascall -
6th Division - Gen. Wood -
Army of the Ohio.
Indiana

(Back):
17th Infantry,
commanded by
Col. John T. Wilder.

this regiment arrived on the battlefield at 12 o'clock on the night of April 7th, 1862. Too late to participate in the battle; was in line of battle on the morning of the 8th.
 
Erected by State of Indiana.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 7, 1863.
 
Location. 35° 9.037′ N, 88° 19.475′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling west. Located west 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. 40th Illinois - 6th Iowa Infantry Regiments (here, next to this marker); 51st Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 7th Illinois Infantry
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Back of Monument
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(a few steps from this marker); 58th Indiana Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Iowa Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Mann's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .
1. 17th Indiana Infantry. Wikipedia article detailing the regiment's service record. (Submitted on August 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 17th Indiana Infantry. Blog entry expanding on the regiment's service record. The 17th Indiana, as part of Wilder's famous "Lighting Brigade," became mounted infantry. Armed with repeating rifles, it became one of the hardest fighting units in the Western Theater. (Submitted on August 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Indiana Regimental Monuments and Iowa Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Indiana Regimental Monuments and Iowa Memorial
From left to right the 58th, 51st and 17th Indiana Infantry Regiment Memorials. In the background is the Iowa Memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 900 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on December 20, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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