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

Second Division

Army of the Tennessee

 
 
Second Division, Army of the Tennessee Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Second Division, Army of the Tennessee Tablet
Inscription.
U.S.
Second Division, Army of the Tennessee.
Brig. Gen. Wm. H. L. Wallace, (Mortally W'd.)
Col. James M. Tuttle, 2d Iowa.


1st Brigade, Col. James M Tuttle, 2d Iowa.

2nd Brigade, Brig. Gen. John McArthur, (W'd.)
Col. Thomas Morton, 81st Ohio.

3rd Brigade, Col. Thomas M. Sweeny, 52d Illinois, (W'd.)
Col. Silas D. Baldwin, 57th Illinois.

Battery 'A' 1st Ill. Lt. Arty., Lieut. Peter P. Wood.
Battery 'D' 1st Mo. Lt. Arty., Capt. Henry Richardson.
Battery 'H' 1st Mo. Lt. Arty., Capt. Fred. Welker.
Battery 'K' 1st Mo. Lt. Arty., Capt. George H. Stone.
Companies 'A' and 'B' 2d Illinois Cavalry.
Companies 'C' 2d and 'I' 4th U.S. Cavalry.

This Division, commanded by Brig. Gen. C.F. Smith, arrived upon this field March 19, 1862 and encamped along, and to the right of, the road from Pittsburg Landing to Snake Creek Bridge.

April 2, 1862 Brig. Gen. Wm. H.L. Wallace was assigned to the command of the Division.

On Sunday, April 6, 1862, the 1st and 3d Brigades were engaged at the "Hornets' Nest"; two regiments of the 2d Brigade, under Gen. McArthur, were engaged east of the Peach Orchard; the other three regiments were detached to different parts of the field. At about 5 p.m. Gen. Wallace was mortally wounded and four of his regiments were surrounded and
W.H.L. Wallace's Headquarters and Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. W.H.L. Wallace's Headquarters and Tablet
The headquarters location is indicated by stacked cannonballs.
captured.

On Monday the Division, under the command of Col. Tuttle, was in reserve, supporting the 5th Division of the Army of the Ohio, until about noon. It then formed in the front line between the Divisions of McCook and Crittenden and was engaged in the review field. The Division had present for duty, of all arms, officers and men, 8408. Its loss was 270 killed; 1173 wounded; 1306 missing; total 2749.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number E.)
 
Location. 35° 9.06′ N, 88° 19.462′ 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 west of the visitor center in Shiloh National Military Park, next to a service road. 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. Iowa Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 40th Illinois - 6th Iowa Infantry Regiments (within shouting distance of this marker); 51st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 58th Indiana Infantry Regiment
General William Hervey Lamme Wallace image. Click for full size.
3. General William Hervey Lamme Wallace
(within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Mann's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .
1. W.H.L. Wallace. Wikipedia biography of Gen. Wallace. A career attorney, Wallace had served in the Mexican War as a company officer. He volunteered as a private at the start of the war and was later elected Colonel of the 11th Illinois Infantry. Early in the war he was promoted to brigade, and as indicated on the tablet, division command. He was mortally wounded at Shiloh and died three days later. (Submitted on August 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Report of Col. James M. Tuttle. Tuttle wrote a consolidated report for his brigade and the division. Of the fighting at the Hornets' Nest he wrote:
We held our position about six hours, when it became evident that our forces on each side of us had given way, so as to give the enemy an opportunity of turning both our flanks. At this critical juncture General Wallace gave orders for my whole brigade to fall back....In passing through the cross-fire General Wallace fell mortally wounded, and as you were reported wounded, and Captain McMichael informing me that I was the ranking officer, I assumed command of the division and rallied what was left of my brigade.... (Submitted on August 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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