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

Rutledge's Tennessee Battery

Statham's Brigade - Breckinridge's Corps

 

—Army of the Mississippi —

 
Rutledge's Tennessee Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Rutledge's Tennessee Battery Tablet
The battery was commanded by Captain Arthur M. Rutledge during the battle.
Inscription.
C.S.
Rutledge's Tennessee Battery,
Statham's (3d) Brigade, Breckenridge's Corps,
Army of the Mississippi

This battery, of six guns, was in action here from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 6, 1862.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 463.)
 
Location. 35° 8.136′ N, 88° 20.551′ W. Marker is in 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 trail along Ruggles Battery line, 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. Robertson's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Roberts' Arkansas Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Tennessee Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stanford's Mississippi Battery (about 300 feet away); Trigg's Arkansas Battery (about 300 feet away); Statham's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 154th Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away); Swett's Mississippi Battery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rutledge's Tennessee Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Rutledge's Tennessee Battery Position
The battery is represented by two 12-pdr Field Howitzers, both of Confederate manufacture. In the background is Robertson's Battery.
12-pdr Field Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. 12-pdr Field Howitzer
This howitzer, likely of Confederate manufacture, generally conforms to the Model 1841 design, except for the over sized base ring at the back.
12-pdr Field Howitzer from Washington Foundry image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. 12-pdr Field Howitzer from Washington Foundry
The other 12-pdr Howitzer at the battery position was produced by Washington Foundry, Richmond, Virginia. Markings on the trunnion are "W.J.H. & S.&P." These stand for William J. Hubard and Samson & Pae. Hubard owned a foundry in Richmond which, before the war, produced bronze copies of a famous statue of George Washington. He produced several howitzers during the war. However, lacking the proper tools, Hubard had to subcontract to Samson & Pae for the boring and turning of the cannons.
 
 
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 1,046 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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