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

61st Illinois Infantry

Miller's Brigade - Prentiss' Division

— Army of the Tennessee —

 
 
61st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
1. 61st Illinois Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
(front of monument)
Illinois
61st Infantry,
2d Brigade--Miller,
6th Division--Prentiss,
Army of the Tennessee.
(back of monument)
61st Infantry,
Commanded by
Col. Jacob Fry.

Formed in line of battle about 8.00 a.m., April 6, 1862, advanced through the open field in front and engaged the enemy a short time, then fell back to this line and held it more than one hour, when the regiment retired to south side of Corinth road. Its loss in the battle was 12 men killed; 3 officers and 42 men wounded; 18 men missing; total, 75. (Marker Number M72.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 6, 1862.
 
Location. 35° 7.392′ N, 88° 20.326′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Eastern Corinth Road, 0.2 miles south of Peabody Road, on the left when traveling south. 350 yards northeast of road, on trail northeast of Spain's Field. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shiloh TN 38376, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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this marker. Camp of 61st Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp of 18th Missouri Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 18th Missouri Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 61st Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); Chalmers' Brigade (about 600 feet away); Hickenlooper's Battery (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named 18th Missouri Infantry (about 600 feet away); 18th Wisconsin Infantry (about 700 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.
 
61st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
2. 61st Illinois Infantry Marker
Front.
61st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
3. 61st Illinois Infantry Marker
Back.
61st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
4. 61st Illinois Infantry Marker
Looking southwest into Spain's Field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on May 31, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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