Pittsburg Landing

Pittsburg Landing (HM170J)

Location: Shiloh, TN 38376 Hardin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.959', W 88° 19.18'

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Here was the key to Union strategy — a good troop landing and staging area for an attack on the Southern army at Corinth, a strategic rail center. But the Confederates struck first, driving the surprised Federals from their camps back toward the landing.

On Sunday afternoon thousands of Union stragglers congregated along the banks here and refused to fight, while reports of disaster filtered in from the battlefield.

Late Sunday afternoon the tide began to turn. Cheers went up when the first Union reinforcements appeared on the opposite shore. Throughout the night, additional troops poured into the landing by steamboat and by road — 24,000 in all. The next morning the revitalized Union forces won back all the ground they had lost, and sent the Confederates reeling back to Corinth.
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HM NumberHM170J
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 11:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 379793 N 3890398
Decimal Degrees35.14931667, -88.31966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.959', W 88° 19.18'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 57.54" N, 88° 19' 10.80" W
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Area Code(s)731
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10025-10057 Riverside Dr, Shiloh TN 38376, US
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