Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Approach to Shiloh ~ Apr. 5, 1862

Marker ID: THC 4C 13
Location: intersection of East Main St (U.S. 64) and Elm St, Adamsville, TN
County: McNairy
Coordinates: N 35° 14.129    W 088° 23.134
  35.23548333    -88.38556666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


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.