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

17th Illinois Infantry

Raith's Brigade - McClernand's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
17th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
1. 17th Illinois Infantry Marker
Inscription.
U.S.
17th Illinois Infantry,
Raith's (3d) Brig., McClernand's (1st) Div.,
Army of the Tennessee.

This regiment was engaged here from 11 a.m. To 11.30 a.m. April 6, 1862. It then retired to Jones Field where it supported Taylor's battery until 2 p.m. when it withdrew to the 9th Illinois camp.
 
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number 31.)
 
Location. 35° 8.458′ N, 88° 21.005′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Sherman Road and Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Extension Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. 50 yards west of Sherman Road on a trail in the woods, 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. 43rd Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); 40th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 11th Iowa Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Dresser's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Missouri Infantry
17th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
2. 17th Illinois Infantry Marker
Looking west on trail from Sherman Road/McClernand Road junction, the approximate line of engagement. 43rd Illinois tablet and 40th Illinois monument visible in background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 81st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Cobb's Kentucky Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 December 12, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2011, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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