Shiloh National Military Park
Tour Stop-6: Rhea Field

Exposed to converging fire from the Federal troops defending Shiloh Church, Confederate units here sustained devastating losses in repeated attacks across Shiloh Branch on April 6. The 6th Mississippi Infantry, for one, suffered 70 percent casualties.

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(3-93) Tour Stop-6: Rhea Field (Confederate troops sustain heavy losses)
 
Rhea Field is approximately mi. southeast of Shiloh Church

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  (3-04)  Enlarge Rhea Field: Russell's 1st Brigade
 
Brigade Marker

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(3-93) Rhea Field. Advanced position of Waterhouse's Battery as mentioned in marker
 
Battery Marker

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  (3-04) Enlarge Another view of the advanced battery

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Rhea Field from Rhea Springs Road

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(3-95) Second position of Waterhouse's Battery as mentioned in the marker

The battery is facing Shiloh Branch ravine

Marker: Waterhouse's Battery "E" Commanded By 1. Capt. A.C. Waterhouse, wounded. 2. Lieut. A.R. Abbott, Wounded. 3. Lieut. John A. Fitch
 
Two guns of this battery were advanced about 300 yards but soon fell back to this position where the whole battery went into action. This ground was held from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., April 6, 1862, when the battery lost 2 guns and moved back about 100 yards. Its loss in the battle was 1 man killed, 3 officers and 14 men wounded; total 18

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