The Peach Orchard

The Peach Orchard (HME0Y)

Location: Shiloh, TN 38376 Hardin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 7.944', W 88° 19.911'

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This was the scene of intense fighting on Sunday afternoon as Federal troops stubbornly resisted Confederate charges through the peach trees. Peach blossoms ripped off by minie balls fell like snow.

A Union soldier who faced the Confederate onslaught described the heavy artillery fire: "Everywhere around us the storm began to rage: shot, shell... canister came howling and whistling through our lines. The very trees seemed to protest against it. Missiles flew everywhere."

Successive Confederate infantry charges finally broke the blue line, and Federals retreated in disorder back toward Pittsburg Landing. The next day, however, a reinforced Union army won this ground back.

Manse George Cabin
At the time of the battle, this land was owned and farmed by the W. Manse George family. When the fighting started, the family fled. Later they returned to find their home burned and possessions destroyed.

After the battle, a cabin from another part of the battlefield was moved here to replace the one swept away by war. The short path to your right leads to this historic building.
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 6:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 378658 N 3888537
Decimal Degrees35.13240000, -88.33185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 7.944', W 88° 19.911'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 7' 56.64" N, 88° 19' 54.66" W
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Area Code(s)731
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15448-15708 Sunken Rd, Shiloh TN 38376, US
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