|START SMT HIKE #5 at Tenn. - Miss. State
line (Ms side of line) on Miss. Highway # 2, which becomes Tennessee
Highway # 22.
|1. A very short distance, about 200
feet, from the start of the trail on our right you will come to a black
rectangular plaque with a C. S. (Confederate State) on it. WHO
COMMANDED THE CORPS OF JOHNSTON'S CONFEDERATE ARMY THAT APPROACHED SHILOH ALONG THIS
|2. The next historical marker you will
come to will be about four miles from the start. It will be labeled 4C-21
and tells about the confederate withdrawal from Shiloh. HOW
MANY SABRES OF CAVALRY DID COL. NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST HAVE WITH HIM WHEN
THEY VERY EFFECTIVELY STOPPED UNION PURSUIT?
|3. About 0.8 mile farther along this
road you will reach Michie, TN. And there find another "CS"
plaque. WHERE, FROM THIS POINT, DOES THE PLAQUES
SAY JOHNSTON'S ARMY WAS CONCENTRATED ON APRIL 5, 1862?
|4. About 0.2 miles from the above
plaque and still in Michie you will find another historical marker
labeled 4C-11. FROM WHERE DID BRECKINRIDGE'S
RESERVE CORPS MARCH TO REACH THIS AREA?
|5. Approximately 8.2 miles from the
start you will cross the Tennessee State Highway #57. Here you will see a
historical marker labeled 4C-19. ACCORDING TO THIS MARKER HOW
FAR AWAY AND IN WHAT DIRECTION DID THE
BATTLE OF SHILOH START?
|6. Continue hiking northwards along TN #22
and after another 0.3 mile you will cross a bridge over Lick Creek. A
historical marker will be found just north of this bridge. ON WHAT
DAY DID MCCOOK'S DIVISION OF BUELL'S ARMY CROSS THIS CREEK
AT THIS PINT AS THEY MOVED TOWARD
|7. You will now hike from 2.8 miles
before reaching the next historical marker (which will be 11.3 miles from
the start). WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE BRIGADIER GENERAL
WHO COMMANDED THE 2ND_BRIGADE
OF BRECKINRIDGE'S CORPS?
|8. Now hike 0.1 mile farther and you
will reach another plaque. WHO COMMAND THE BRIGADE WHICH BIVOUACKED HERE SATURDAY
NIGHT, APRIL 5, 1862?
|9. Now hike 0.1 mile, you will see a
marker telling about Polk's First Corps. Note that the two generals
commanding a division of this corps were wounded. WHAT WERE THESE
TWO WOUNDED GENERALS' NAMES?
|10. After 0.1 mile you will see
another plaque. WHOSE BRIGADE BIVOUACKED
HERE SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 5, 1862?
|11. Hike another 0.2 miles and off to
your left you will see a marker locating Gen. Beauregard's Headquarters
that Saturday night before the battle. FOR WHAT OTHER PURPOSE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAQUE, DID THE
CONFEDERATE ARMY USE THIS SITE?
|12. Almost immediately you will reach
four plaques on your left. Read the tablet about Johnston's Army of the
Mississippi. WHICH OF JOHNSTON'S CORPS
COMMANDERS WAS WOUNDED IN THIS BATTLE?
|13. Read the plaque about Grant's Army
of the Tennessee. WHICH OF GRANT'S DIVISION COMMANDERS
WAS WOUNDED IN THIS BATTLE (NOT
|14. Read the plaque about Buell's Army
of the Ohio. The four division commanders of this army all had the same
rank. WHAT WAS THEIR RANK?
|15. Read the plaque telling about
Bragg's Corps of Johnston's Army. WHAT WAS THE NAME AND RANK OF THE
COMMANDER OF THE 1ST_DIVISION
OF THIS CORPS?
|16. About 0.1 mile farther along the
trail you will reach another marker. WHO COMMANDED THE BRIGADE THAT
BIVOUACKED HERE THE NIGHT BEFORE THE BATTLE?
|17. Now continue hiking for another
0.5 mile to reach the intersection of TN Highways #2 and #142. Walk north
from Ed Shaw's Restaurant into Woods Field. A red plaque in this field
tells about the Miss Infantry Battalion that first exchanged shots with
the Union Reconnoitering Party to open the Battle of Shiloh. WHO
COMMANDED THIS 3RD BRIGADE?
|18. Now proceed eastwards for about
300 yards to find a blue plaque telling about the Union Reconnoitering
Party. WHO WAS THE BRIGADE COMMANDER
(1st) OF WHICH THE 25TH MISSOURI WAS A PART?
|19. Now continue down Reconnoitering
Road to reach the Peabody Mortuary Monument located where
Reconnoitering Road meets Peabody Road. On each corner of this monument is
a small stack of cannonballs. HOW MANY CANNONBALLS ARE
VISIBLE ON ONE SIDE OF ONE SMALL
|20. HERE YOU WILL NEED A COMPASS.
Follow a compass bearing of 52 degrees for about 800 yards and you will
reach the intersection of Hamburg - Purdy Road with Eastern Corinth Road and Eastern Corinth Road. Go down
Eastern Corinth Road until you come to the first of four red
plaques on your right. This first plaque (near Putman's Stump) is for
Stephen's Brigade. HOW MANY UNSUCCESSFUL
CHARGES DID THIS BRIGADE MAKE HERE?
|21. The next plaque is for Anderson's
Brigade. AFTER ASSISTING IN THE CAPTURE OF UNION PRISONERS
WHEN PRENTISS SURRENDERED, TO
WHERE DID THESE CONFEDERATE TROOPS ADVANCE?
|22. The third plaque is for Gibson's
Brigade. HOW MANY UNSUCCESSFUL CHARGES
DID THIS BRIGADE MAKE THAT EVENTFUL SUNDAY AFTERNOON?
|23. The next plaque tells about two
Arkansas and Tennessee units. WHEN WERE THEY ENGAGED HERE?
|24. As you reach the Arkansas Monument
stop to read about Arkansas Infantry units at Shiloh. The 13th
Arkansas Infantry was assigned to Polk's Corps. WHO
COMMANDED THIS BRIGADE?
|25. Continue down Eastern Corinth Road
to Corinth - Pittsburg Landing Road. On the southeast corner of this intersection there
is a red plaque telling about the Louisiana Crescent Regiment assisting in
the capture of Union prisoners. WHAT
UNION UNIT DID THEY CAPTURE?
|26. Turn right and hike northeastwards
along the road to reach the UDC Monument. Read the plaque on the backside of
this impressive monument. HOW MANY ORGANIZATIONS OF CAVALRY DID
THE SOUTH HAVE IN THE BATTLE OF SHILOH?
|27. USE YOUR COMPASS HERE
to hike cross-country from the UDC Monument to the Alabama Monument on a
bearing of the 98 degrees for about 800 feet. On the south side of the
Alabama Monument is information about Alabama Cavalry at Shiloh. WHO
WAS THE COLONEL IN COMMAND OF THE FIRST REGIMENT?
the hike by going east on Riverside Drive until you reach the Indian Mounds.
(Remember no rock throwing). Follow the footpath leading west to the
large mound with the burial plaque on top. From this mound hike north to
locate a read plaque, which marks the farthest advance of Confederate
Artillery at Shiloh. This was probably the closest any Confederate Battery
got to Pittsburg Landing. This battery went into action here about 6 p.m. on
April 6 but was soon disabled by gunboat fire and was forced to retire from
the field. WHO COMMANDED THIS BATTERY AND WHAT STATE WERE THEY FROM?
|At this point you have a choice of two routes
to reach the next objective.
|USE YOUR COMPASS:
|First choice: Go 357 degrees down the hill,
cross Dill Creek, go up the hill on; the opposite side (still on 358
degrees) to locate the red rectangular plaque for Chalmers' Brigade (#30 on
your map). DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS ROUTE ACROSS DILL CREEK IF THE WATER IS UP.
After finding #30 plaque, follow "back azimuths" of the directions
given below in Second choice and in question #30.
|29. Second Choice: A longer route: After
viewing the Confederate Artillery plaque #28 return to Riverside Drive and
continue hiking along the road until you pass the main entrance to the
National Cemetery. Locate yellow rectangular plaques across the road from
the Visitors' Center. Hike 192 degrees for approximately 155 feet to Stone's
Missouri Battery plaque (blue rectangular). Then 225 degrees for about 200
feet; then 208 degrees for about 185 feet; then 180 degrees for about 145
feet to find Stone's Battery camp plaque. (HINT- the about compass route
follows very closely the cleared service road to this area). WHAT
POSITION (WHERE) DID STONE'S BATTERY SEE ACTION IN THE HORNETS' NEST?
|30. From Stone's Battery Comp plaque USE
YOUR COMPASS: Hike 250 degrees for about 300 feet to locate a
yellow oval plaque for Bruce's Brigade (part of Buell's Army of the Ohio).
From Bruce's plaque hike 135 degrees for about 500 feet to locate another
yellow oval plaque, for Ammen's Brigade. From Ammen's plaque hike about 180
degrees for about 200 feet to locate a red rectangular plaque. This is the
Chalmers' Brigade plaque that marks the closest approach to Pittsburg
Landing by the Confederate Army. Here the South's farthest advance was
stopped by artillery from Grant's last line. WHAT TWO STATES HAD
UNITS IN CHALMERS' BRIGADE HERE?
|Now go the Park Visitors' Center. If you have
not turned in your 300-word book report on Shelby Foote's interesting
historical novel, do so promptly.