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

Mann's Battery

Battery C, 1st Missouri Light Artillery - Hurlbut's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
Mann's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Mann's Battery Tablet
The battery was commanded by Lieutenant Edward Brotzmann during the battle.
Inscription.
U.S.
Mann's Battery,
"C" (1st) Mo. Lt. Arty., Hurlbut's (4th) Div.,
Army of the Tennessee.

Three guns of this battery were engaged here from Sunday afternoon April 6, 1862, and remained in position all night.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 168.)
 
Location. 35° 9.021′ N, 88° 19.459′ 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 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. 14th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 40th Illinois - 6th Iowa Infantry Regiments (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Iowa Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 51st Indiana Infantry
Mann's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Mann's Battery Position
The battery is represented by three rifled field guns at this position.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Dresser's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 58th Indiana Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .  Mann's Battery. Short description of the Battery's service record. (Submitted on August 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rifled 6-pdr Model 1841 Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Rifled 6-pdr Model 1841 Field Gun
This 6-pdr Field Gun, cast by Ames Company Foundry in Massachusetts in 1853, was rifled either before or at the beginning of the war. Over the breech is the inscription "Rifled by C. Alger, Boston, Mass." The gun was inspected by Louis A. de Barth Walbach when initially built, and weighed 883 pounds. The gun was given 10 groove rifling, but retained the 3.67-inch bore diameter.
Muzzle of James 3.80-inch Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. Muzzle of James 3.80-inch Rifle
To the left of the tablet is this James Rifle labeled a "Type 2, Series 4" by historians. The main difference with the type is the muzzle stampings. In this case the weapon is registry number 36, weighing 906 pounds, inspected by George T. Balch after being produced by Ames Foundry of Massachusetts. A history indicated by the markings. Note the 10 groove rifling.
Muzzle of The other James 3.80-inch Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
5. Muzzle of The other James 3.80-inch Rifle
Another James, but this one a "Type 2, Series 3" sits to the right of the tablet. The main difference between this piece and the one next to it is the muzzle stampings. In this case, only the inspector, "G.T.B." for George T. Balch, and the number 13 are shown. This rifle was also cast by Ames, but in 1861. It has the same 10 groove rifling. This piece is listed as weighing 918 pounds.
Gunner's View from Mann's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
6. Gunner's View from Mann's Battery
Note the smooth exterior shape of the James Rifle, conforming to the "Ordnance shape" specified in the regulations of 1861. The rear sight of the rifle fit into a slot seen at the top of the breech. A locking screw fit into the rear of the sight, through a threaded hole in the breech.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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