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

Battery B, 1st Illinois Light Artillery

Sherman's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
Battery B, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Battery B, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Illinois
Battery B
1st Regiment Lt. Artillery
5th Division - Sherman
Army of the Tennessee

(Plaque on Back):
Taylor's Battery "B"
Commanded by
Capt. Sam'l E. Barrett.

Opened fire from this position April 6, 1862 and held it from about 7:30 until 10:00 a.m. when the Battery retired and later moved to assist M'Clernand. Its loss in the battle was 1 man killed and 5 wounded; total 6.
 
Erected by State of Illinois.
 
Location. 35° 8.037′ N, 88° 21.323′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at stop seven, Shiloh Church, 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. Army of the Mississippi (here, next to this marker); Army of the Ohio (a few steps from this marker); Army of the Tennessee (a few steps from this marker); Shiloh Church (a few steps from this marker); Shiloh United Methodist Church
Plaque on Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Plaque on Back of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Shiloh Log Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Shiloh School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 17th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Battery Position
Two rifled 6-pdr Alger Field guns, of a non-standard type produced in 1844, represent the battery at this location.
Gunner's View image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. Gunner's View
Looking down the barrel of one of the guns. The two field pieces are both stamped with the year of manufacture - 1844. On the muzzle are the foundry numbers - 21 and 22. These guns were produced with the standard 6-pdr, 3.67-inch smooth bore. At some point either before or at the start of the war, the weapons were rifled, retaining the bore diameter between the lands.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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