Following in the 31st Indiana's Footsteps

(Page 3, Shiloh)

Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing):
Shiloh National Military Park has several monuments and markers relating the 31st Indiana Volunteer Infantry. The park is secluded and away from large populations and gives a visitor a special feeling of closeness to the battle. The Monuments in this park are magnificent and are a study in themselves. Shiloh has a very good and easy to use marker system and map. It is also a good nature park.

Below is the Indiana Monument for the 31st Indiana at Shiloh National Military Park. It is Monument No. 87 and is located just off the sunken road. The easiest way to get to the monument is to walk from the Peach Orchard stop No. 13 and walk the sunken road. You will pass the George Manse cabin on your left. It is halfway between the Hamburg Savannah Rd and the Eastern Corinth Rd on the Sunken Road.

Front of Monument:

31st

REGIMENT

INFANTRY

COMMANDED BY

COLONEL CHARLES CRUFT

3RD BRIGADE-GEN. LAUMAN-

4TH DIVISION-GEN. HURLBUT-

ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE

On the back of the monument the following is written:

31ST

INFANTRY

COMMANDED BY

COL. CHARLES CRUFT

(WOUNDED)

LIET. COL. JOHN OSBORN

THIS REGIMENT TOOK THIS POSITION SUNDAY APRIL 6, 1862. AT 8:30 A.M., AND HELD IT AGAINST REPEATED CHARGES OF THE ENEMY UNTIL 2:30 P.M. DURING THIS TIME THE WOODS IN FRONT CAUGHT FIRE AND MANY DEAD AND WOUNDED WERE BURNED. THE REGIMENT WAS THEN TRANSFERRED TO THE LEFT AND WAS ENGAGED EAST OF THE HAMBURG ROAD UNTIL 4 P.M. WHEN IT SLOWLY RETIRED TO THE SUPPORT OF THE SIEGE GUNS. ON MONDAY APRIL 7TH. IT WAS ENGAGED DURING THE DAY ON THE RIGHT CENTER OF THE ARMY. CASULTIES: KILLED 2 OFFICERS AND 19 MEN: WOUNDED 4 OFFICERS AND 110 MEN: MISSING 3 MEN: TOTAL 138


 

This is Marker Tablet No. 162. This tablet is located in the woods on the opposite side of the road from the Bloody Pond, N.E. of the pond, East of the Hamburg-Savannah Rd.

U. S.

LAUMAN'S (3D) BRIGADE,

17TH KY., 25TH KY., 44TH IND., 31ST IND.,

HURLBUT'S (4TH) DIVISION

ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE.

THIS BRIGADE, WITH ITS REGIMENTS IN ORDER FROM LEFT TO RIGHT AS ABOVE WAS ENGAGED HERE FROM 2 P.M. TO 4 P.M. APRIL 6, 1862 AND THEN RETIRED TO SIEGE GUNS.

 

 

General Stephen Hurlbut's Headquarter Monument, Mon. No. 9 and Historical Marker "G". The Camp site location marker for the 31st Indiana is directly behind the Historical Marker, just in front of the woods. The Historical Marker lists Brig. General Jacob G. Lauman's 3rd Brigade which the 31st was assigned to.

The monument and marker are located on the east side of the Hamburg-Savannah Rd. just south of the intersection with the Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Rd.


 

This is the camp site location of the 31st Indiana. It is Camp Marker "A 48". (See location above)

Note the American Flag just behind the Marker. It was placed in memory of a 31st IVI soldier.

U. S.

CAMP OF

31ST INDIANA INFANTRY,

LAUMAN'S (3D) BRIG.., HURLBUT'S (4TH) DIV.

ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE

FIRST POSITION IN LINE OF BATTLE APRIL 6, 1862, WAS 5/8 MILE S.W. , 200 YARDS N. W. OF PEACH ORCHARD.

 

 

Position Marker Tablet No. 163. This marker is on Grant's last line near Stop No. 2 on the Pittsburg Landing Road.

U. S.

LAUMAN'S (3D) BRIGADE,

17TH KY., 25TH KY., 44TH IND., 31ST IND.,

HURLBUT'S (4TH) DIVISION

ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE.

THIS BRIGADE, WITH ITS REGIMENTS IN ORDER FROM LEFT TO RIGHT AS ABOVE, FORMED HERE AT 4:30 P.M. APRIL 6, 1862. IT WAS ENGAGED IN THE FINAL ACTION OF THAT DAY AND BIVOUACKED HERE SUNDAY NIGHT.


 

2nd Day: This is Position Marker Tablet No. 164. It is located south of the park entrance off Hwy 22 about 1/2 way in the Jones Field.

U. S.

ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE.

LAUMAN'S (3D) BRIGADE,

17TH KY., 25TH KY., 44TH IND., 31ST IND.,

HURLBUT'S (4TH) DIVISION

THIS BRIGADE, WITH ITS REGIMENTS IN ORDER FROM LEFT TO RIGHT AS ABOVE, WAS ENGAGED HERE ABOUT 10 A.M. MONDAY APRIL 7, 1862.

 

This site was written by:
Dennis Hutchinson


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