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

17th Illinois Infantry

Raith's Brigade - McClearnand's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
17th Illinois Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. 17th Illinois Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Illinois
17th Infantry
3d Brigade - Raith
1st Division - McClernand
Army of the Tennessee

(Plaque on Back):
17th Infantry.
1. Lieut.-Col. Enos P. Wood.
2. Major Francis M. Smith.

This regiment formed the right of the Third Brigade, 1st Division, and went into battle on this line about 8:30 a.m., April 6, 1862, holding it until 10:00 a.m. when it fell back about 60 yards. The regiment lost in the battle 5 officers and 113 men wounded, 15 men killed, 5 missing, total 138.
 
Erected by State of Illinois.
 
Location. 35° 7.983′ N, 88° 21.279′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at stop seven, Shiloh Church, in Shiloh National Military Park. 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 77th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Shiloh School (within shouting distance of this marker); Shiloh United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Plaque on Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Plaque on Back of Monument
Shiloh Church (about 300 feet away); Shiloh Log Church (about 300 feet away); Army of the Mississippi (about 400 feet away); Army of the Ohio (about 400 feet away); Army of the Tennessee (about 400 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
 
17th Illinois Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. 17th Illinois Infantry Monument
Monument and the Modern Shiloh Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. Monument and the Modern Shiloh Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 846 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on May 31, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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