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

45th Illinois Infantry

Marsh's Brigade - McClernand's Division

— Army of the Tennessee —

 
 
45th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
1. 45th Illinois Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
(front of monument)
Illinois
45th Infantry,
2d Brigade--Marsh,
1st Division--McClernand,
Army of the Tennessee.
(back of monument)
45th Infantry,
Commanded by
Col. John E. Smith.

Went into battle on this line about 9.00 a.m., April 6, 1862, and maintained this position until 11.00 a.m., when it joined the division on a new line. The regiment lost 1 officer and 22 men killed; 17 officers and 170 men wounded; 3 men missing; total, 213.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number M63.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1898.
 
Location. 35° 8.242′ N, 88° 20.858′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Corinth Road, ¼ mile east of Sherman Road, on the right when traveling east. 50 yards south of road in woods. 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. 4th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Indiana Infantry Regiment
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Tennessee Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 4th Tennessee Infantry (about 300 feet away); 14th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); 15th Michigan Infantry (about 300 feet away); Bankhead's Tennessee Battery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the movements of this unit, study each marker in the order shown.
 
45th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
2. 45th Illinois Infantry Marker
Front.
45th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
3. 45th Illinois Infantry Marker
Back.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on May 31, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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