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

Fifth Division

Army of the Ohio

 
 
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By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Fifth Division Tablet
Inscription.
U.S.
Fifth Division, Army of the Ohio.
Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Crittenden.

11th Brigade, Brig. Gen. Jeremiah T. Boyle.
14th Brigade, Col. Wm. Sooy Smith, 13th Ohio.
Battery 'G' 1st Ohio Lt. Lt. Arty., Capt. Joseph Bartlett.
Batteries 'H' & 'K' 4th U.S. Arty., Capt. John Mendenhall.

This division arrived upon the field at 9 a.m. April 6, 1862 and bivouacked half a mile from the landing. It formed for action Monday morning, April 7, 1862, with the 14th Brigade on the left and in front; the 11th Brigade following on the right and rear. The Division became engaged about 10 a.m. in front of Hurlbut's Headquarters. Its line of advance was along the Eastern Corinth Road and its most severe fighting was in the Hornet's Nest. At 4 o'clock, the enemy having withdrawn, the Division rested in front of Prentiss' Division camp.

The 5th Division had present for duty, officers and men, 3825. Its losses were 60 killed; 377 wounded; 28 missing; Total 465.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number L.)
 
Location. 35° 9.032′ N, 88° 19.381′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when
Fourth and Fifth Division, Army of the Ohio Tablets image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Fourth and Fifth Division, Army of the Ohio Tablets
traveling east. Touch for map. Located south of the visitor center 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. Fourth Division (here, next to this marker); 50th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Iowa Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dresser's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .  Crittenden's Division. Blog entry discussing the activities of the Division at Shiloh. Includes links to the official reports of the battle from the brigades and subordinate units. (Submitted on August 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
General Thomas L. Crittenden image. Click for more information.
3. General Thomas L. Crittenden
A lawyer before the war, with Mexican War military experience, Thomas offered his services to the Union while his brother George served in the Confederacy. Thomas commanded a division at Shiloh, and later a Corps during the 1863 campaigns to include Chickamauga. Falling into disfavor, he later commanded a Division during the later stages of the 1864 campaign in Virginia.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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