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

Morton's Battery

6th Indiana Battery - McDowell's Brigade - Sherman's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
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By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
1. Morton's Battery Marker
Looking south, in the direction of battle.
Inscription. (front)
6th
Battery,
Morton's,
Commanded by
Capt. Frederick Behr,
1st Brigade -- Col. J. A. McDowell --
5th -- Division -- Gen.Sherman --
Army of the Tennessee.
Indiana.
(back)
6th Battery, Morton's,
Commanded by Capt. Frederick Behr.
This battery was ordered into action, at this place, by Gen. W. T. Sherman, at 10.30 a.m., April 6, 1862. Capt. Behr was shot from his horse and fell dead. Casualties--killed, 1 officer; wounded 5 men; total, 6. (Marker Number M074.)
 
Location. 35° 8.249′ N, 88° 21.171′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Hamburg-Purdy Road and Corinth Road, on the left when traveling west on Hamburg-Purdy Road. Touch for map. On southwest side of intersection. Located 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. McAllister's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Schwartz's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this
Morton's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
2. Morton's Battery Marker
Top front.
marker); Colonel Julius Raith (within shouting distance of this marker); Cross Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); 43rd Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wood's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Rutledge's Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Regarding Morton's Battery. [NOTE* The organization of this Indiana battery as noted on the monument is in error. Although Morton's battery was encamped with McDowell's 1st Brigade, officially the unit was assigned to division level of operational control. Inscription should only note "5th DIVISION--Gen. SHERMAN" and list the battery as "NOT BRIGADED," making no reference to McDowell's brigade -- S. D. Allen, Shiloh NMP Historian, 12/19/95].
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Morton's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
3. Morton's Battery Marker
Front.
Morton's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
4. Morton's Battery Marker
Top back.
Morton's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
5. Morton's Battery Marker
Bottom back.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 6, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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