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

Polk's Tennessee Battery

Johnson's Brigade - Cheatham's Division - Polk's Corps

 

—Army of the Mississippi —

 
Polk's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
1. Polk's Tennessee Battery Marker
Inscription.
C. S.
Polk's Tennessee Battery,
Johnson's (1st) Brig., Cheatham's (2d) Div., Polk's Corps,
Army of the Mississippi.

This battery became engaged here at about 9 a.m., April 6, 1862. Capt. Polk was wounded and five of his guns disabled. One gun, under Sergt. Pirtle, went forward to the Cross Roads where it was lost.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 330.)
 
Location. 35° 7.789′ N, 88° 21.242′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Peabody Road 0.2 miles east of Corinth Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. 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. Russell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterhouse's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp of 53rd Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 53rd Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); Cleburne's Brigade
Polk's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
2. Polk's Tennessee Battery Marker
Looking west.
(about 600 feet away); Johnson's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Anderson's Brigade (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Additional comments.
1. Position of Polks Battery
Some have disputed the position of the "all six guns" of Polks Battery. Many reports say that some guns were positioned across the road,under Gen.Braggs orders.Ed Gleesons book "Illinois Rebels" states that some guns were across(West) the Pittsburg-Corinth Rd.in support of the 15th Tenn., with the 2nd Tenn.as infantry support.Polks Battery was ordered to silence Barretts Battery,just West of Shiloh Church.
    — Submitted September 20, 2011, by bamabDavid Brazil of Corinth, Mississippi.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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