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

Smith's Brigade

Crittenden's Division

 

—Army of the Ohio —

 
Smith's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Smith's Brigade Tablet
Colonel William Sooy Smith (of the 13th Ohio Infantry) commanded the Brigade during the battle.
Inscription.
U.S.
Army of the Ohio.
Smith's (14th) Brigade,

13th Ohio, 26th Kentucky,
11th Kentucky,
Crittenden's (5th) Division.

This Brigade was engaged here from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 7, 1862. It then advanced to the front of Prentiss' camps where it bivouacked Monday night.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 274.)
 
Location. 35° 7.808′ N, 88° 20.316′ 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. Washington (La.) Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Crescent (La.) Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Crescent Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Louisiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Terrill's Battery (about 300 feet away); 13th Arkansas Infantry
Smith's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Smith's Brigade Tablet
(about 300 feet away); Bate's 2nd Tennessee Infantry (about 500 feet away); Gibson's Brigade (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .  Fourteenth Brigade. Summary of the activities of the brigade at Shiloh. (Submitted on September 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Smith's Brigade Line of Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Smith's Brigade Line of Advance
Looking west on Hamburg-Purdy Road toward Barnes Field. Smith's Brigade moved forward from around mid-day on April 7 through Davis' Wheatfield (to the right), toward Barnes Field. In the initial advance, the brigade probably seized portions of the Washington Artillery, but was forced to give up those guns. The Brigade reported capturing another group of Confederate guns in a follow up advance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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