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

Bankhead's Tennessee Battery

Russell's Brigade - Clark's Division - Polk's Corps

 

—Army of the Mississippi —

 
Bankhead's Tennessee Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Bankhead's Tennessee Battery Tablet
Captain Smith P. Bankhead commanded the battery at the battle.
Inscription.
C.S.
Bankhead's Tennessee Battery,
Russell's (1st) Brig., Clark's (1st) Div., Polk's Corps,
Army of the Mississippi.

This battery, of six guns, was in action here from about 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6, 1862. Next position in Ruggles' line.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 310.)
 
Location. 35° 8.29′ N, 88° 20.842′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of McClernand Road and Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling north on McClernand Road. Touch for map. Located north of Review Field 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); 25th Indiana Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 12th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (about 300 feet
Bankhead's Tennessee Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Bankhead's Tennessee Battery Position
Two James 3.80-inch Rifles represent the battery at this location.
away, measured in a direct line); Illinois Cavalry Camp (about 300 feet away); 45th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named 4th Tennessee Infantry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .  Bankhead's Tennessee Battery. A history of the battery. (Submitted on September 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
James 3.80-inch Rifle, Type 2, Series 3 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. James 3.80-inch Rifle, Type 2, Series 3
This James rifle, considered by historians to be a "Type 2, Series 3," was cast by Ames Manufacturing Co., of Massachusetts, in 1861. It was inspected by George T. Balch, weighing 917 pounds. It carries the registry number 11. The other piece at this position is a "Type 2, Series 4." The only significant difference is the markings on the muzzle. That piece is registry number 73, weighing 919 pounds, cast in 1862, also by Ames Manufacturing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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