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Hardin County, Tennessee

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  • Charles Edward Haynes (1917 - 1998)
  • Andrew Harrison, CSA (1846 - 1862)
    TENN CSA CIVIL WAR - KIA Battle of Shiloh
  • Lt. Col. Raymond John Ernst (1910 - 1976)
    Raymond S Ernst , United States Census, 1940 * Household Role Sex Age Birthplace* Raymond S Ernst Head M 29 California* Antoinette R Ernst Wife F 27 California* Gloria F Ernst Daughter F 2 California* ...
  • Brig. General W. H. L. Wallace (USA) (1821 - 1862)
    Hervey Lamme Wallace (July 8, 1821 – April 10, 1862), more commonly known as W.H.L. Wallace, was a lawyer and a Union general in the American Civil War, considered by Ulysses S. Grant to be one of the ...
  • Permilia Ann McNatt (1856 - 1906)
    (Obituary from the Lexington Progress, April 13, 1906) Mrs. Manila Ann McNatt wife of M.F. McNatt, and daughter of Samuel R. and Dicy Delaney, was born in Hardin Co. on September 1, 1855 and departed t...

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Hardin County was formed in November, 1819. The county was named for Revolutionary War veteran, Joseph Hardin, a former colonial assemblyman for the Province of North Carolina, Speaker of the House for the unrecognized State of Franklin and a territorial legislator of the Southwest Territory.

The county was the site of the 1862 Battle of Shiloh (also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing) during the Civil War. The battleground is several miles south of Savannah, and extends into Tishomingo County, Mississippi.

From March 13 to April 29, 1862, before and after the Battle of Shiloh, William H. Cherry's house served as headquarters for Union Army Generals Ulysses S. Grant, C. F. Smith, Don Carlos Buell, and W. H. L. Wallace. According to Cherry family accounts, General Grant and his staff had just sat down at the breakfast table on April 6, 1862, when they heard distant cannon fire indicating that the battle had begun about 7 miles up the river. They boarded a steamboat at the landing below the house to travel to the site of the battle, leaving their meals uneaten. Generals Smith and Wallace died in the house in the aftermath of the battle.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Adamsville (part)
  • Crump
  • Milledgeville (part)
  • Olivet
  • Saltillo
  • Savannah (County Seat)
  • Shiloh
  • Southside
  • Walnut Grove



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Cherry Mansion

Shiloh Nat'l Military Park