Army of the Mississippi

Army of the Mississippi (HM482)

Location: Shiloh, TN 38376 Hardin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.035', W 88° 21.319'

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Army of the Mississippi.

General Albert Sidney Johnston (Killed).
General G.T. Beauregard.
First Corps. Maj. Gen Leonidas Polk.
Second Corps. Maj. Gen. Braxton Bragg.
Third Corps. Maj. Gen. Wm. J. Hardee, (wounded).
Reserve Corps. Brig. Gen. John C. Breckinridge.

The Confederate army, known as the "Army of the Mississippi", with a total of officers and men present for duty, 43,968, marched from Corinth and deployed in line of battle Saturday, April 5, 1862. General Hardee's Corps formed the first line at right angles with the Corinth Road near Wood's Field. General Bragg's Corps formed the second line 800 yards in rear of the first. General Polk's Corps was in column of brigades in front of General Johnston's headquarters established at junction of Bark and Corinth Roads. General Breckinridges Corps was in rear along the road towards Mickey's.

The battle commenced at 4.55 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 1862, by an attack upon Hardee's picket post in front of his center. The Confederates advancing, drove the Union Army slowly back all day, capturing four division camps, and at dark held a position extending from the Tennessee River south of Dill's Branch to mouth of Tilghman Creek. General Johnston was mortally wounded at 2.30 p.m. and General Beauregard took command. The Union Army was reenforced during the night. On Monday the Confederates were in turn driven back until at 4 p.m., April 7, 1862 they retired from the field.

The casualties, in the Army of the Mississippi, during the battle were, killed 1,728, wounded 8,012, missing 959; total, 10,699.
HM NumberHM482
Marker NumberC 2
Placed ByShiloh National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 376523 N 3888734
Decimal Degrees35.13391667, -88.35531667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.035', W 88° 21.319'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 2.10" N, 88° 21' 19.14" W
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Area Code(s)731
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901-939 Restricted Confederate Rd, Shiloh TN 38376, US
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