Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Approach to Shiloh ~ Apr. 5, 1862



Marker ID: THC 4C 13
Location: U.S. 64, McNairy County, in Adamsville, TN
County: McNairy
Coordinates: N 35° 13.697    W 088° 21.641
  35.22828333    -88.36068333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Approach To Shiloh
Apr. 5, 1862


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 3rd Brigade under Col. Charles Whittlesey, 20th Ohio Inf., was in this area. The division withdrew to join the Shiloh engagement of Apr. 6, but arrived too late to engage until the following morning.

Tennessee Historical Commission.