Near Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
First Minnesota Light Artillery
—Army of the Tennessee —
Capt. Emil Munch,
Brig. Gen. B.M. Prentiss' Division.
Army of the Tennessee.
Engaged from early in the morning, when Capt. Munch was wounded and disabled, in the first day's battle of Shiloh, April 6, 1862. The right and left sections under command of 1st Lieut. William Pfaender participated in the struggle of the "Hornet's Nest" where this monument stands. The two guns of the center section were disabled early in the day, but one of them took part in the evening in repelling the last charge of the Confederates. Capt. E. Munch and 1st Lieut. F.E. Peebles wounded; three men killed and six men wounded.
Location. 35° 8.155′ N, 88° 20.273′ 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 south 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. Surrender of the Hornets' Nest (a few steps from this marker); "Hornets Nest" (a few steps from this marker); 12th Iowa Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Iowa Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Arkansas Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Munch's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Missouri Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9th Arkansas Battalion - 8th Arkansas - 27th Tennessee - 44th Tennessee (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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 796 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.