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

Army of the Mississippi

 
 
C.S. Army Of The Mississippi Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 1991
1. C.S. Army Of The Mississippi Marker
Inscription.  
C.S.
Army of the Mississippi.

General Albert Sidney Johnston (Killed).
General G.T. Beauregard.
First Corps. Maj. Gen Leonidas Polk.
Second Corps. Maj. Gen. Braxton Bragg.
Third Corps. Maj. Gen. Wm. J. Hardee, (wounded).
Reserve Corps. Brig. Gen. John C. Breckinridge.

The Confederate army, known as the "Army of the Mississippi", with a total of officers and men present for duty, 43,968, marched from Corinth and deployed in line of battle Saturday, April 5, 1862. General Hardee's Corps formed the first line at right angles with the Corinth Road near Wood's Field. General Bragg's Corps formed the second line 800 yards in rear of the first. General Polk's Corps was in column of brigades in front of General Johnston's headquarters established at junction of Bark and Corinth Roads. General Breckinridges Corps was in rear along the road towards Mickey's.

The battle commenced at 4.55 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 1862, by an attack upon Hardee's picket post in front of his center. The Confederates advancing, drove the Union Army slowly back all day, capturing four division camps, and at dark held
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a position extending from the Tennessee River south of Dill's Branch to mouth of Tilghman Creek. General Johnston was mortally wounded at 2.30 p.m. and General Beauregard took command. The Union Army was reenforced during the night. On Monday the Confederates were in turn driven back until at 4 p.m., April 7, 1862 they retired from the field.

The casualties, in the Army of the Mississippi, during the battle were, killed 1,728, wounded 8,012, missing 959; total, 10,699.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number C 2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 5, 1882.
 
Location. 35° 8.035′ N, 88° 21.319′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling south. Located at stop seven, Shiloh Church, 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. Army of the Ohio (here, next to this marker); Army of the Tennessee (here, next to this marker); Follow, Not Go! (here, next to this marker); Battery B, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Violent Sabbath
The Tree Gen. A.S. Johnston died under image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 1991
2. The Tree Gen. A.S. Johnston died under
Commanding the Confederate Army, Died Here at 2.30 P.M., April 6, 1862.
(a few steps from this marker); Shiloh Church (a few steps from this marker); Shiloh United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Shiloh Log Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
More about this marker. This tablet is one of three covering the actions of the army of the Mississippi in the battle. It is duplicated elsewhere in the park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Shiloh. The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Shiloh Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Orientation Tablets at Shiloh Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
3. Orientation Tablets at Shiloh Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,344 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on August 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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