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

Putnam Stump

 
 
Putnam Stump Monument image. Click for full size.
By Nick Kurtz, June 12, 2004
1. Putnam Stump Monument
Inscription. (Front):
J. D. PUTNAM
CO. F. 14
W. V.

Back of monument:
J. D. Putnam, Co. F., 14th Wisconsin Vol. Inf., was killed here April 7, 1862, while regiment was advancing in line of battle against a Confederate battery. His comrades buried him where he fell and cut his name in an oak tree which stood here. In 1901, Thomas Steele recognized the burial place, the name he helped cut in 1862 still being legible on this stump. This enabled the Wisconsin Commission to fix line of regiment's advance, its last tablet, and place for state monument.
 
Location. 35° 8.04′ N, 88° 20.349′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Eastern Corinth Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shiloh TN 38376, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stephens' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Gibson's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shaver's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 9th Arkansas Battalion - 8th Arkansas - 27th Tennessee - 44th Tennessee
Putnam Stump Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Nick Kurtz, June 12, 2004
2. Putnam Stump Inscription
(about 400 feet away); 8th Iowa Infantry (about 500 feet away); Ohio 5th Battery Light Artillery (about 600 feet away); Arkansas Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Putnam Stump. Blog entry relating more of the story behind the monument. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Nick Kurtz of Littleton, Colorado.) 

2. Shiloh National Military Park - Guide to the Area. 9. PUTNAM STUMP. Pvt. John D. Putnam, Company F, 14th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, was killed on Monday, April 7, during a charge against a Confederate battery. He was buried where he fell, at the foot of a young oak tree. (Submitted on April 4, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Putnam Stump Beside the Park Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Putnam Stump Beside the Park Road
The Putnam Stump stands to the right, with Confederate unit tablets further down the road in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2008, by Nick Kurtz of Littleton, Colorado. This page has been viewed 990 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2008, by Nick Kurtz of Littleton, Colorado.   3. submitted on September 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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