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

Stone's Battery

Battery K, 1st Missouri Lt. Art. - W.H.L. Wallace's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
Stone's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Stone's Battery Tablet
The battery was commanded by Captain George H. Stone at the battle.
Inscription.
U.S.
Stone's Battery,
"K" 1st Mo. Lt. Art., W.H.L. Wallace's (2d) Div.,
Army of the Tennessee.

This battery was in action here from 4.30 p.m. April 6, 1862.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 114.)
 
Location. 35° 9.001′ N, 88° 19.387′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located just south of the visitor center, along Grant's Last 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. 6th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 50th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fifth Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Dresser's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Iowa Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mann's Battery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stone's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Stone's Battery Position
Four bronze rifled artillery pieces represent the battery at this position.
6-pdr Alger Field Gun, Rifled image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. 6-pdr Alger Field Gun, Rifled
This field gun was part of a small batch produced by Cyrus Alger in 1844. It carries the number 17 on the muzzle. At some point, the smoothbore gun was rifled with 10-grooves. It is not known if the weapon was used operationally.
James 3.80-inch Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. James 3.80-inch Rifle
Two James Rifles stand on either side of the tablet, both are considered "Type 2, Series 4" by modern artillery identification guides. The piece pictured here is registry number 21, produced in 1861, weighing 923 pounds. The rifle on the other side of the tablet is registry number 49, produced in 1862, and weighs 919 pounds. Both pieces were produced by Ames Foundry in Massachusetts, and inspected by George T. Balch.
Rifled 6-pdr Model 1841 Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
5. Rifled 6-pdr Model 1841 Field Gun
This 6-pdr Model 1841, probably among the last of its type produced, was rifled with 10 grooves, but retained the 3.67-inch bore of the original design. Cast in 1862, it has the registry number 1107. It weighs 887 pounds. Note the shroud over the front sight.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 906 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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