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

12th Illinois Infantry

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

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
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By Allen Gathman, March 17, 2011
1. 12th Illinois Infantry Marker
Looking north.
Inscription.
(front of monument)
Illinois
12th Infantry,
2d Brigade--McArthur,
2d Division--W. H. L. Wallace,
Army of the Tennessee.
(back of monument)
12th Infantry,
Commanded by
1. Lieut. Col. A. L. Chetlain.
2. Capt. J. R. Hugunin.

Held this line and one in the ravine about 75 yards to the front from 10.30 a.m. until 2.00 p.m., April 6, 1862, when the regiment was forced to take a new position about 400 yards to the rear. It lost in the battle, 2 officers and 20 men killed; 5 officers and 71 men wounded; 1 officer and 3 men missing; total, 102.
 
Erected by State of Illinois. (Marker Number M50.)
 
Location. 35° 7.867′ N, 88° 19.7′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Hamburg-Savannah Road 0.2 miles north of Hamburg-Purdy Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. 200 yards southeast of small field opposite peach orchard on east side of Hamburg-Savannah road. 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. 32nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Illinois Infantry
12th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 17, 2011
2. 12th Illinois Infantry Marker
Front.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 50th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 9th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 32nd Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); General Albert Sidney Johnston (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named General Albert Sidney Johnston (about 500 feet away); Death of General Johnston (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 this unit, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
12th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, March 17, 2011
3. 12th Illinois Infantry Marker
Back.
 
 
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 326 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on May 31, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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