Friday, May 23, 2008

Schwartz's Illinois Battery

Illinois Battery "E", 2d Regiment Light Artillery
Commanded by Lieutenant G. L. Nispel

Back of monument:
Went into action here about 9 a.m., April 6, 1862, maintaining their position until 11.00 a.m., when it was forced to retire, leaving 2 guns. The battery lost during the battle 1 man killed and 4 wounded; total, 5.

I find this picture interesting, I'm not sure if I planned the shot this well or was just lucky. This monument is located at the crossroads just north of Shiloh Church. Visible above the left cannon is the monument to the 6th Indiana Battery. Above the right cannon can be seen two more cannon which mark a position held by McAllister's Battery D of the 1st Illinois Light Artillery.

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