Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Approach to Shiloh ~ April 5, 1862

Marker ID: THC 4C 14
Location: U.S. 64, Hardin County, 3 miles west of Crump
County: Hardin
Waymark: None


The Federal 3rd Div., Army of the Tennessee, commanded by Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace was positioned by brigades along an east-west line to meet the Confederate attack expected from the north or northwest. The 2nd Brigade under Col. J.M. Thayer, 1st Neb. Inf., was in this area, known then as Stony Limestone. This division withdrew to join the Shiloh engagement of Apr. 6, but arrived too late to engage until the following morning.


More information:
NPS: Shiloh National Military Park
CWT: Shiloh
Wikipedia: Battle of Shiloh