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

5th Kentucky Infantry

Rousseau's Brigade - McCook's Division

 

— Army of the Ohio —

 
5th Kentucky Infantry Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. 5th Kentucky Infantry Tablet
Colonel Harvey M. Buckley commanded the Regiment at the time of the battle. The tablet incorrectly places the regiment in Crittenden's Division. Rousseau's Brigade was in fact part of McCook's Division.
Inscription.  
U.S.
Army of the Ohio.
5th Kentucky Infantry,
Rousseau's (4th) Brigade,
Crittenden's (5th) Division.

This Regiment was engaged here, in reserve line, from 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. April 7, 1862. It then advanced to Woolf Field.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 279.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 8.356′ N, 88° 20.363′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling west. Located near stop three, the Hornet's Nest, on the driving tour of Shiloh National Battlefield, on the edge of Duncan Field. 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. 1st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); US Regulars Infantry Monument (about 300 feet away); 15th Michigan Infantry
5th Kentucky Infantry Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. 5th Kentucky Infantry Tablet
(about 300 feet away); 58th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); The Hornets' Nest (about 500 feet away); 2d Iowa Infantry (about 500 feet away); 52nd Illinois Infantry (about 500 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 follow the movements of the 5th Kentucky Infantry at Shiloh, study the markers in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  5th Kentucky Infantry. Web site detailing the history of the regiment. (Submitted on October 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on June 7, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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