Shiloh National Military Park

Review Field

77th Pennsylvania Monument (26K)

Image: 77th Pennsylvania Monument on Review Field. The monument is located on the southern edge of the Review Field, along Purdy Road.

On April 6, 1862, the 4th Tennessee regiment moved through Review Field to attack McAllister's Battery (out of the picture on the left, in the vicinity of Water Oaks Pond). Confederate Col. R. G. Shaver's brigade charged through the field near where this picture was taken.

On April 7, elements of Union Major General Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio counterattacked through the Review Field. In the early afternoon the brigade of Colonel William H. Gibson (of Brigadier General Alexander McCook's division, Army of the Ohio) and the brigade of Col. Edward N. Kirk found themselves along Purdy Road in front of elements of Brig. Gen. Patton Anderson's and Col. Robert P. Trabue's Confederate brigades. Gibson was in Review Field with Kirk on his right. The pressure was particularly bad on Gibson, so Kirk sent over the 77th Pennsylvania regiment to support Gibson's left flank.

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.