Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

55th Illinois Infantry

Stuart's Brigade -- Sherman's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
55th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 17, 2011
1. 55th Illinois Infantry Marker
Looking east.
Inscription.
(front of monument)
Illinois
55th Infantry,
2d Brigade--Stuart,
5th Division--Sherman,
Army of the Tennessee.
(back of monument)
55th Infantry,
Commanded by
Lieut. Col. Malmborg.
This position was assumed and defended from 11.30 a.m., until about 2.00 p.m., April 6, 1862, when the regiment was withdrawn across the ravine, thence back to the last line at the Landing. The regiment lost in the battle 51 men killed; 7 officers and 190 men wounded; 27 men missing; total, 275.
 
Erected by State of Illinois. (Marker Number M69.)
 
Location. 35° 7.7′ N, 88° 19.383′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Hamburg-Savannah Road 0.2 miles east of Hamburg-Purdy Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. On a trail about 250 yards east of road in the woods. 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. Chalmers' Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 55th Illinois Infantry (about 700 feet away); Gage's Alabama Battery
55th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 17, 2011
2. 55th Illinois Infantry Marker
Front.
(about 700 feet away); 71st Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named 71st Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Field Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stuart (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
55th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 17, 2011
3. 55th Illinois Infantry Marker
Back.
55th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 17, 2011
4. 55th Illinois Infantry Marker
Looking east along trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 8, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement