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

Battery E, 1st Illinois Light Artillery

Sherman's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
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By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
1. Battery E, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.
(front of monument)
Illinois
Battery "E",
1st Regiment Lt. Artillery,
5th Division--Sherman,
Army of the Tennessee.
(back of monument)
Waterhouse's Battery, "E".
Commanded by
1. Capt. A. C. Waterhouse, Wounded.
2. Lieut. A. E. Abbott, Wounded.
3. Lieut. John A. Fitch.

Two guns of this battery were advanced about 300 yards but soon fell back to this position where the whole battery went into action. This ground was held from 7.00 a.m. to 9.30 a.m., April 6, 1862, when the battery lost two guns and moved back about 100 yards. Its loss in the battle was 1 man killed; 3 officers and 14 men wounded; total, 18. (Marker Number M37.)
 
Location. 35° 7.929′ N, 88° 21.161′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Peabody Road ¼ mile east of Corinth Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. 250 yards north of road, across Shiloh Creek and up the hill. 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. Camp of Waterhouse's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting
Battery E, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
2. Battery E, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
Front.
distance of this marker); Camp of 77th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 17th Illinois Infantry (about 700 feet away); Shiloh School (about 800 feet away); Mississippi Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waterhouse's Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shiloh United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery E, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
3. Battery E, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
Back.
Battery E, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
4. Battery E, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
Looking south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 26, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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