Union Line of Defense

Union Line of Defense (HMELF)

Location: Shiloh, TN 38376 Hardin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 7.389', W 88° 21.03'

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Finally aware that great numbers of Confederates were marching on their camps, the Union Sixth Division organized its first line of defense along the ridge in front of you. Henry M. Stanley, a Confederate infantryman, described what it was like here when his regiment tried to break through the Union line:

Still advancing, firing as we moved, I, at last saw a row of little globes of pearly smoke streaked with crimson, breaking out with spurtive quickness from a long line of bluey figures in front; and, simultaneously, there broke upon our ears an appalling crash of sound, the series of fusillades following one another with startling suddenness, which suggested to my somewhat moidered sense a mountain upheaved, with huge rocks rumbling and thundering down a slope, and the echoes rumbling and receding through space.

"Twenty thousand muskets were being fired at this stage, but though accuracy of aim was impossible, owing to our laboring hearts, and the jarring and excitement, many bullets found their destined billets on both sides."

-Henry M. Stanley
6th Arkansas Infantry
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 7:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 376945 N 3887534
Decimal Degrees35.12315000, -88.35050000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 7.389', W 88° 21.03'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 7' 23.34" N, 88° 21' 1.80" W
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Area Code(s)731
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1901-1999 Reconnoitering Rd, Shiloh TN 38376, US
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