Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Approach to Shiloh ~ Apr. 5, 1862



Marker ID: THC 4C 12
Location: on US 64 at Charlie Pounds Rd., Selmer, TN
County: McNairy
Coordinates: N 35° 11.623    W 088° 28.973
  35.19371666    -88.48288333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2AM9
 



Text:

Marching southeast from Bethel Springs via Purdy, Cheatham's Div., Confederate Army of the Mississippi, passed here enroute to join the army for its attack at Shiloh. Location of this force had caused Grant, the Federal commander to dispose Lew Wallace's division on a broad front, facing north, with it's left at Adamsville, 6 miles east, expecting attack.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.