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

Byrne's Mississippi Battery

Trabue's Brigade - Breckinridge's Corps

 

—Army of the Mississippi —

 
Byrne's Mississippi Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Byrne's Mississippi Battery Tablet
The battery was commanded by Captain Edward P. Byrne during the battle.
Inscription.
C.S.
Byrne's Mississippi Battery,
Trabue's (1st) Brig., Breckinridge's Corps,
Army of the Mississippi.

This battery was engaged here Sunday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 6, 1862.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 451.)
 
Location. 35° 8.016′ N, 88° 20.516′ 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 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. Trabue's Kentucky Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hubbard's Arkansas Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith's Mississippi Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Swett's Mississippi Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 16th Alabama, 55th Tennessee (about 300 feet away); 154th Tennessee Infantry
Byrne's Mississippi Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Byrne's Mississippi Battery Position
Two 12-pdr Field Howitzers represent the battery on this line.
(about 400 feet away); Bowen's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Statham's Brigade (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Byrne's Battery at Shiloh
 
Also see . . .  Byrne's Battery. The battery was formed originally by Edward Byrne, with recruits from Mississippi and Kentucky. Thus the battery is sometimes attributed to both states. (Submitted on July 26, 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
This howitzer was produced by Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts in 1853. The registry number on the muzzle is badly worn and could be 113 or 115. In either case it was inspected by James Wolf Ripley, initials J.W.R.
12-pdr Field Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. 12-pdr Field Howitzer
This howitzer has only one visible marking, near the mounting point for the rear sight base, indicating the weight as 751 pounds. The profile of the cannon and marking location conform to those produced by Quinby & Robinson of Memphis Tennessee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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