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

Bankhead's Tennessee Battery

Russell's Brigade - Clark's Division - Polk's Corps

 

—Army of the Mississippi —

 
Bankhead's Tennessee Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Bankhead's Tennessee Battery Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.
Bankhead's Tennessee Battery,
Russell's (1st) Brig., Clark's (1st) Div., Polk's Corps,
Army of the Mississippi.

This battery was in line here from 3 p.m. April 6, 1862 to close of action of Sunday.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 311.)
 
Location. 35° 8.214′ N, 88° 20.553′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the edge of Duncan Field on the trail along Ruggles Battery, in 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. 8th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Stanford's Mississippi Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington (La.) Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Robertson's Alabama Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crescent (La.) Regiment
Bankhead's Tennessee Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Bankhead's Tennessee Battery Position
The tablet is flanked by two 12-pdr Field Howitzers. Both howitzers were produced by Quinby & Robinson of Memphis, Tennessee. The battery was formed in Memphis, and there is some conjecture that the cannon that originally equipped the battery were produced by Quinby & Robinson.
(about 300 feet away); Ketchum's Alabama Battery (about 400 feet away); Ruggles' Batteries (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .  Bankhead's Tennessee Battery. A history of the battery. (Submitted on July 22, 2009, 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
The Quinby & Robinson 12-pdr Field Howitzer generally followed the pattern used for the pre-war Model 1841 12-pdr Field Howitzer for Federal contracts. Both cannon on display at this tablet are stamped with the manufacturer's marks. The one in this photo was cast in 1861. The other in 1862.
Quinby & Robinson Stamps image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. Quinby & Robinson Stamps
The marks on the left side trunnion indicate the origin of this piece.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 861 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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