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Michie in McNairy County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Withdrawal from Shiloh

Apr. 8, 1862

 
 
Withdrawal from Shiloh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2003
1. Withdrawal from Shiloh Marker
Inscription. The rear guard of the Army of the Mississippi (CSA), under Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, withdrew to Corinth. In this vicinity, about 300 sabres of its cavalry under Col. Nathan B. Forrest, effectively stopped two infantry brigades (USA), and the 4th Illinois Cavalry, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman commanding. Col. Forrest was wounded in the engagement.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4C 21.)
 
Location. 35° 2.816′ N, 88° 26.712′ W. Marker is in Michie, Tennessee, in McNairy County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 22, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Michie TN 38357, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Approach to Shiloh (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Shiloh (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fallen Timbers (approx. 4.9 miles away); Johnston's Last Bivouac (approx. 5.7 miles away); Stephens' Brigade (approx. 5.7 miles away); Russell's Brigade (approx. 5.9 miles away); 3rd Mississippi Infantry Battalion (approx. 6.9 miles away); Cleburne's (2d) Brigade (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Michie.
 
Also see . . .
Corinth, Mississippi image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2003
2. Corinth, Mississippi
The crossing of the Mobile & Ohio and Memphis & Charleston Railroads made Corinth, Miss. an ideal location for the Confederate base.

1. The Battle of Shiloh Description. Battle of Shiloh Official Records webpage. (Submitted on July 31, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Shiloh National Military Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on July 31, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Shiloh National Military Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2003
3. Shiloh National Military Park
The marker is located several miles south of the site of the Battle of Shiloh.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 897 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
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