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

Munch's Battery

Prentiss’ Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
Munch's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Munch's Battery Tablet
Captain Emil Munch was wounded while commanding the battery during the battle.
Inscription.
U.S.
Munch's Battery
1st Minnesota Lt. Arty., Prentiss' (6th) Div.,
Army of the Tennessee.

This Battery had one section in action here, and one section 300 feet north, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6, 1862.

The Battery was again in action on the bank of the river near the mouth of Dill Branch.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 241.)
 
Location. 35° 8.113′ N, 88° 20.266′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Eastern Corinth Road and Hornets Nest Loop, on the right when traveling north on Eastern Corinth Road. Touch for map. Located near the intersection of the "Sunken Road" and the Eastern Corinth Road 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 Iowa Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 21st Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Arkansas Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); "Hornets Nest" (within shouting distance of this marker);
Munch's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Munch's Battery Position
Two 6-pdr Field Guns, Model 1841 smoothbores represent the battery's section that occupied a position here.
9th Arkansas Battalion - 8th Arkansas - 27th Tennessee - 44th Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Iowa Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Minnesota Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio 5th Battery Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Greenwood 6-pdr Model 1841 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Greenwood 6-pdr Model 1841
On the left of the tablet is a 6-pdr cast by Miles Greenwood and Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. The gun was produced in 1861 and weighed 890 pounds.
Ames 6-pdr Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. Ames 6-pdr Field Gun
To the right of the tablet is this 6-pdr Model 1841 Field Gun produced by Ames Co., of Chicopee, Massachusetts. The gun was cast in 1854 and weighed 882 pounds.
Gunner's View image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
5. Gunner's View
View from behind the Ames gun looking south in the direction of the Confederate assaults made upon the Federal lines in the afternoon of April 6, 1862. The monument to the right is the Arkansas Memorial. Wood's, Stewart's and Gibson's Confederate Brigades made advances along the Eastern Corinth Road (running behind the memorial into the distant center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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