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

Crescent Regiment

Louisiana Infantry

 

—Pond's Brigade - Ruggles’ Division - Bragg's Corps —

 
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By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Crescent Regiment Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Crescent Regiment
Louisiana Infantry
Col. Marshall J. Smith.
Pond's Brigade,
Ruggles' Division,
Bragg's Corps.
Army of the Mississippi.

Pro Patria Mori
6 & 7 April 1862

(Back):
On left of Confederate line Sunday morning. To guard bridge over Owl Creek. At 2 p.m. ordered to center near Duncan House to engage right of the enemy under Gen. Prentiss in Hornets' Nest where at about 5.30 p.m. he surrendered. On Monday joined the 19" Louisiana here in support of Washington Artillery. Later with Col. Wheeler's command formed rear guard of retreat.
Casualties. Both Days. 127.
Erected by a private of Co. B.

 
Location. 35° 7.789′ N, 88° 20.284′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Hamburg-Purdy Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in Davis' Wheat 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. 19th Louisiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Crescent (La.) Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington (La.) Artillery
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By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Back of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Smith's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Terrill's Battery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 13th Arkansas Infantry (about 500 feet away); Gladden's Brigade (about 500 feet away); McClung's Tennessee Battery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Crescent Regiment. The regiment was also known as the 24th Louisiana Infantry. (Submitted on September 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The Crescent Regiment. Blog post with additional information about the regiment. (Submitted on September 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Crescent Regiment Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Crescent Regiment Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 704 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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