Shiloh National Military Park

25th Missouri Marker

25th Missouri Marker (38K)

Image: 25th Missouri marker along Reconnoitering Road. The picture looks south west along Reconnoitering Road, with the 25th Missouri placement marker in the foreground. The 25th Missouri was in Colonel Everett Peabody's First Brigade of Brigadier General Benjamin Prentiss' division. The regiment's commander was Major James E. Powell. This marker is about a quarter of a mile southwest of Peabody's Memorial.

On the night of April 5, 1862, Powell reported that some of his men had spotted Confederates in the woods. At 3 a.m. on April 6, Peabody sent out an advance patrol of three companies of the 25th Missouri to scout the woods south of them in reaction to the reports. The 25th Missouri's men travelled in the direction of the road on their patrol. They encountered Confederates and gave Peabody advance warning of the coming attack. For more information, see the Peabody Monument page.

This photograph was taken in May, 2002 with a Nikon F-601 autofocus SLR, using a Nikkor 24mm - 50mm f2.8 wide angle zoom lens. The image was captured on Kodak Gold 200 film.