Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
General Albert Sidney Johnston
General Albert Sidney Johnston
the Confederate Army,
Was mortally wounded
at 2.30 P.M.,April 6, 1862,
Died in ravine, 50 yards
Location. 35° 7.812′ N, 88° 19.772′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Hamburg-Savannah Road. Touch for map. Located near Spain's Field at stop 12, "the Death of Johnston," on the tour road 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. Death of General Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named General Albert Sidney Johnston (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 9th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); Battery A, 1st Illinois Artillery (about 400 feet away); 12th Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); 32nd Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); Robertson's Alabama Battery (was about 600 feet away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service (Submitted on April 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. A.S. Johnston. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Johnston was the commander of the U.S. Army Department of the Pacific in California. (Submitted on April 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. CSA Ranks. "General" is a rank above "Lt.General". CSA still all grades of general had the insignia of three stars (the middle being slightly larger) in an open top wreath pattern. (Submitted on April 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. Johnson's Mortal Wounding and Death
Senator Isham G. Harris, who was Governor of Tennessee in 1862 and was serving as Volunteer Aid on the staff of General Johnston at Shiloh, visited this field in April, 1896 for the express purpose of fixing the place where General Johnston fell. After a careful examination of the ground over which the advance was made, he came to the place now marked by the monument and said: "General Johnston was following the advance of Bowen's brigade; he had sent all the members of his staff to other parts of the field with orders. I was the last to leave him, with an order to
— Submitted April 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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