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

General Albert Sidney Johnston

 
 
General Albert Sidney Johnston Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2003
1. General Albert Sidney Johnston Tablet
Inscription.
C. S.
General Albert Sidney Johnston
Commanding the Confederate Army
Died Here at 2:30 P.M. April 6, 1862
Senator Isham G. Harris, who was Governor of Tennessee in 1862 and was serving as volunteer aid on the staff of Gen. Johnston at Shiloh, visited this field in 1896 for the express purpose of fixing the place where General Johnston fell. After careful examination of the ground, over which the Confederate advance was made, he came to the place now marked by the monument and said: “General Johnston was following the advance of Bowen’s Brigade; he had sent the members of his staff to other parts of the field with orders; I was the last to leave him, with an order to put Statham’s Brigade in motion across the Peach orchard. When I returned General Johnston was alone, sitting on his horse near a large oak tree. I saw him reel in the saddle and rode to his side and asked: ‘General are you hurt?’ He replied: ‘Yes, I fear seriously.’ I supported him in the saddle and guided the two horses to the ravine in rear; lifted him from the horse and placed him on the ground. He was unconscious and died in a few minutes, at 2:30 P.M.”

Senator Harris fixed the place where the monument stands as the one where General Johnston was wounded, and the spot where this tablet stands as the place where Gen. Johnston
General Albert Sidney Johnston Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. General Albert Sidney Johnston Tablet
died.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number R.)
 
Location. 35° 7.781′ N, 88° 19.728′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Hamburg-Savannah Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is can be accessed from stop 12, "the Death of Johnston," on the tour road 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. Death of General Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named General Albert Sidney Johnston (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named 9th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Robertson's Alabama Battery (was about 500 feet away but has been reported missing. ); 26th Alabama - 21st Alabama (about 500 feet away); 12th Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); Bowen's Brigade (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing). (Submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
View From the Tablet Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. View From the Tablet Location
Looking up the foot trail from the tablet at the location of the larger Johnson Memorial.

2. Shiloh National Military Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Biography of Albert Sidney Johnston. Civil War Biographies webpage. (Submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Looking Down the Trail To the Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. Looking Down the Trail To the Tablet
Looking from the pull off toward the location of the tablet. The tablet, a white spot just beyond the foot bridge at the bottom of this ravine, stands where Johnson is said to have died.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,099 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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