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Shiloh Battlefield Markers

Last summer my husband surprised me with a trip
to the Shiloh National Military Park to see the place where my
Great-great Grandfather had fought on the 6th and 7th of April, 1862.
While there, I tried to locate and photograph the historical tablets that marked
the battle positions of the 21st Missouri that day. Unfortunately, I was only
able to locate five of the six markers that I was searching for.


This marker was located at the front line of camp.

First position in line of battle April 6, 1862,
was near N.W. corner of Seay Field.


This marker was located at what was the northwest corner of Seay field.

The 21st MO reinforced the reconnoitering party
of 25th MO, and the pickets of the 12th Michigan and 4
Companies of 16th Wis. at this place and engaged the
Confederate advance 30 minutes, soon after sunrise Apr. 6, 1862.
Col. Moore, 21st MO, was wounded Capt. Saxe, 16th WI
was killed. He was the first officer killed at Shiloh.


This marker was located at what was the northeast corner of Seay field.

The 21st MO, 3 Companies of 25th MO, 2 Companies of
12th Mich. and 4 Companies of 16th Wisconsin were
engaged here from 6:30 A.M. to 7:30 A.M., April 6th, 1862.


The next marker is the one that I couldn't locate during my visit.
I know it's there somewhere, but my time ran out before I could find it.

According to what I've read it is located 400 feet east of the southeast
corner of Rhea Field and is supposed to say:


21st MO. INFANTRY
PEABODY'S (1ST) BRIG., PRENTISS' (6TH) DIV.,
ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE.

This Regiment was engaged here from 7:30 A.M. to
8:30 A.M., April 6th, 1862, when it retired to its camp.

If you have a photo of this marker,
would you be willing to share it with the site?



This marker was located 300 feet in rear of Brigade Camp.

This Regiment was engaged here from 8:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.
April 6, 1862. It then retired to Prentiss' 3d Position.


This marker was located at the left of the 14th Iowa Monument in the Hornet's Nest.

A portion of this regiment reformed here at 9 A.M., April 6, 1862 and was
engaged under Gen. Prentiss. Sixty of the number attached themselves to
the 14th Iowa and fought with it during the day, and were captured with it,
in the camp of the 32d Illinois, at 5:30 P.M.


 


I'd love to add any photos that you may have on 21st Missouri.
Please contact me at mo21infantry@lycos.com

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