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Hardin County, Tennessee

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  • CPL James Leigh, USA (1843 - 1862)
    Corporal James Leigh.6, (Albert Gallatin Leigh.5, Emanuel Jones Leigh.4, John Leigh.3, Zachariah Leigh.2, John Leigh.1) born: 22 February 1843, Carlinville, Macoupin County Illinois, died: 6 April 1862...
  • Captain Alfred Hudson, CSA (1825 - 1862)
    Captain Alfred Hudson, CSA was born on December 17, 1825 in Prince Edward Co., VA. His parents were Caleb Baker Hudson, Major and Ann Maria Hudson . His family moved to Bellefonte, Jackson, Alabama by ...
  • 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* ...

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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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Shiloh National Military Park

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1860 Hardin County Census Records - Free African Americans

Palmer Family of Hardin County, TN