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

Ketchum's Alabama Battery

Pond's Brigade - Ruggles’ Division - Bragg's Corps

 

—Army of the Mississippi —

 
Ketchum's Alabama Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Ketchum's Alabama Battery Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.
Ketchum's Alabama Battery,
Pond's (3d) Brig., Ruggles' (1st) Div., Bragg's Corps,
Army of the Mississippi.

One section (two guns) of this battery was engaged here from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. April 6, 1862.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 374.)
 
Location. 35° 8.273′ N, 88° 20.556′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Duncan Field at stop four, Ruggles Battery, on the driving tour of Shiloh National Military Park. 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. Ruggles' Batteries (a few steps from this marker); Crescent (La.) Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 6th Mississippi and 23d Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Byrne's Mississippi Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker's (2nd) Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington (La.) Artillery
Ketchum's Alabama Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Ketchum's Alabama Battery Position
A 12-pdr Field Howitzer and a 6-pdr Field Gun flank the tablet.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 38th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ross (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ketchum's Alabama Battery Tablet. Battlefield page on the tablet. The battery was commanded by Captain William H. Ketchum at the battle. (Submitted on July 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Ketchum's Alabama Battery. Short history of the battery with list of Official Records reports from or mentioning the battery. (Submitted on July 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Edenton Bell Battery. NOT related to Ketcham's Battery. But the gun that once stood next to the marker is now located in Edenton, NC. This marker entry provides history of the gun and the battery that served it. (Submitted on April 1, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
12-pdr Field Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. 12-pdr Field Howitzer
6-pdr Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. 6-pdr Field Gun
Replica of the original gun cast by Tredegar Foundry in Richmond, Virginia. Muzzle markings indicate this piece was foundry #1531, produced for Edenton Battery (initials EB). On the trunnions are markings for "J.R.A. & Co // TF" indicating Joseph R. Anderson & Company, Tredegar Foundry. The original gun was cast in 1862. (The original gun is located now at Edenton, North Carolina. See links.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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