Shiloh National Military Park

Gladden Monument

Gladden monument (35K)

Image: Gladden monument. This is the monument to Confederate Brigadier General Adley H. Gladden, who was mortally wounded on this site on the morning of April 6, 1862. Behind the monument is Spain's Field, which is partly on privately owned land.

The battle had opened earlier in the morning about half a mile west southwest of this location. Around 8:00 a.m., Gladden's brigade advanced across Spain's Field with Brig. Gen. James Chalmers' brigade off to his right. Smoke hung on the field as Gladden's troops advanced. The 51 year-old Gladden had moved forward to get a better view. In front of his troops, he was struck by a cannon shell that knocked him off his horse and nearly tore off his left arm. His arm was amputated on the battlefield and he was evacuated to Corinth, but he died on April 12.

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.