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Selmer in McNairy County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Approach to Shiloh

Apr. 5, 1862

 
 
Approach to Shiloh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 4, 2013
1. Approach to Shiloh Marker
Inscription.  Marching southeast from Bethel Springs via Purdy, Cheatham’s Div., Confederate Army of the Mississippi, passed here enroute to join the army for its attack at Shiloh. Location of this force had caused Grant, the Federal commander, to dispose Lew Wallace’s division on a broad front, facing north, with its left at Adamsville, 6 miles east, expecting attack.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4C 12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 11.623′ N, 88° 28.973′ W. Marker is in Selmer, Tennessee, in McNairy County. Marker is on U.S. 64. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6148 (State) Highway 15, Selmer TN 38375, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Purdy (approx. 0.9 miles away); Buford Hayse Pusser (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fielding Hurst and Purdy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Adamsville In The Civil War
Approach to Shiloh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 4, 2013
2. Approach to Shiloh Marker
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(approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named Approach to Shiloh (approx. 6.2 miles away); Buford Pusser Memorial Park (approx. 6.3 miles away); Mobile & Ohio Railroad (approx. 6.4 miles away); McNairy County Music Hall of Fame & Trail of Music Legends — 2013 Inductees (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selmer.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 12, 2021