Shiloh National Military Park
Tour Stop-8: Confederates Gain Ground / Union Line of Defense

Early on April 6, Prentiss' division deployed along the low ridge in front of you to try to halt the Confederate onslaught. The Federals were soon forced back to their camps.

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(2012) Enlarge  Marker Detail Tour Stop-8: Confederates Gain Ground / Union Line of Defense

Bill Bechmann


(3-93) Looking north, the direction the Confederates faced the morning of April 6. Former Tour Stop-9



(3-93) C.S. 7th Arkansas, 2d Arkansas, Shaver's (1st) Brigade, Hardee's Corps, Army of the Mississippi. These Regiments, on left of Shaver's Brigade, were engaged here at 7.30 a.m. April 6, 1862
Red arrow in top right photo points to this marker



(3-93) U.S. 25th Missouri Infantry, Peabody's (1st) Brig., Prentiss' (6th) Div., Army of the Tennessee. This regiment was engaged here from 7.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. April 6, 1862. It retired to its camp where next marker will be found
South view along Reconnoitering Road. Federal defense was on the ridge in the background


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