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

Sixth Division

Army of the Tennessee

 
 
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By Allen Gathman, March 18, 2011
1. Sixth Division, Army of the Tennessee Marker
Inscription.
U. S.
Sixth Division, Army of the Tennessee.
Brig. Gen. Benjamin M. Prentiss, (Captured).

1st Brigade, Col. Everett Peabody, 25th Mo., (Killed).
2d Brigade, Col. Madison Miller, 18th Mo., (Captured).
1st Battery, Minn.Lt.Arty., Capt. Emil Munch, (w'd).
Lieut. William Pfaender.
5th Battery, Ohio Lt.Arty., Capt. Andrew Hickenlooper.
2d and 3d Battalions, 11th Ill. Cavalry, Col. Robt.G.Ingersoll

On the 6th day of April, 1862, this division was being organized from new troops as they arrived upon the field. Seven regiments of infantry, two batteries of artillery and two battalions of cavalry had reported, been assigned to brigades, and were encamped across the Eastern Corinth Road. The 15th and 16th Iowa and 23d Missouri regiments, under orders to report to this division, were on boats just arrived at the Landing.
The 15th and 16th Iowa were sent to reenforce Gen. McClernand and did not join this division until after the battle. The 23d Missouri reported to Gen. Prentiss at his third position.
A reconnoitering party sent out from this division engaged of Hardee's pickets at 4.55 a.m. April 6, 1862 and opened the battle of Shiloh.
The division engaged the enemy in front of its camp early in the morning. It fell back to its camp and continued the engagement until 9 a.m., when it retired to its third position, between the 2d and 4th Divisions, northwest of the Peach Orchard. At 5.30 p.m. it was surrounded and its commander and 1008 men captured.
The division had present for duty, including the 15th and 16th Iowa and the 23d Missouri, officers and men, of all arms, 7545.
Its loss was 236 killed; 928 wounded; 1008 missing; Total, 2,172.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number I.)
 
Location. 35° 7.533′ N, 88° 20.389′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Eastern Corinth Road 0.2 miles north of Peabody Road, on the right when traveling north. 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. Camp of Munch's Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robertson's Alabama Battery (about 400 feet away); Camp of 61st Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp of 18th Missouri Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 61st Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 16th Wisconsin Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp of 16th Wisconsin Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 18th Missouri Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles 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 May 29, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 29, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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