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

7th Illinois Infantry

Sweeny's Brigade - W.H.L. Wallace's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
7th Illinois Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. 7th Illinois Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Illinois
7th Infantry
3d Brigade - Sweeny
2d Division - W.H.L. Wallace
Army of the Tennessee.

(Back):
7th Infantry
Commanded by
Major Richard Rowett.
Went into position here about 9:00 a.m., April 6, 1862; advanced to right and front, and after a sharp encounter fell back to this position where its greatest loss occurred. About 4:00 p.m. it moved to assist M'Clernand. Loss in the battle, 2 officers killed; 2 wounded; 15 men killed; 79 wounded; 1 missing; Total 99.
 
Erected by State of Illinois.
 
Location. 35° 8.35′ N, 88° 20.462′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located near stop three, the Hornet's Nest, on the driving tour of Shiloh National Battlefield, in Duncan Field. 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. 58th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Back of Monument
away); Trabue's Brigade (about 300 feet away); US Regulars Infantry Monument (about 400 feet away); 6th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); 2d Iowa Infantry (about 500 feet away); Ross (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the movements of the 7th Illinois, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Monument in the North End of Duncan Field image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Monument in the North End of Duncan Field
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 799 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on May 30, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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