Near Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
7th Iowa Infantry Regiment
Tuttle's Brigade - W.H.L. Wallace's Division
—Army of the Tennessee —
Tuttle's (1st) Brigade,
W.H.L. Wallace's (2d) Division,
Army of the Tennessee.
7th Regiment Infantry Volunteers
commanded by by Lt. Col. J.C. Parrott
On the morning of April 6, 1862, the regiment, as part of the brigade, formed in line of battle on the left of the 2d Iowa Volunteer Infantry, on a sunken road, the center of the regiment being where this monument stands. It held its position, repelling a number of attacks, until late in the afternoon, when the brigade was ordered to fall back. In the retreat the regiment was subjected to a severe fire from both sides. It reformed in a new line of battle along a road leading to the Landing, and held that position during the night.
On the morning of April 7th the regiment was assigned to the reserve and, under orders from General Crittenden, charged and captured one of the enemy's batteries.
Present for duty, including officers, musicians, teamsters, etc., 383. Its loss was, 1 officer and 9 men killed; 17 men wounded; 7 men missing; total, 34.
Erected by State of Iowa.
Location. 35° 8.211′ N, 88° 20.319′ W. Marker is near Shiloh Click for map. Located along the Sunken Road Trail between the Eastern Corinth Road and the Corinth Road in Shiloh National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Shiloh TN 38376, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 12th Iowa Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Surrender of the Hornets' Nest (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Minnesota Light Artillery (about 400 feet away); "Hornets Nest" (about 500 feet away); 13th Kentucky Infantry (about 500 feet away); 12th Iowa Infantry (about 500 feet away); Richardson's Battery (about 500 feet away); 61st Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
Also see . . . 7th Iowa Infantry Regiment. A history of the Regiment. (Submitted on September 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Dudley L. Campbell, B Company, 7th Iowa Vollunteer Infantry
My Great, Great Grandfather, Dudly L. Campbell must have been in this fight. I have his promotion certificate to First Sargent, dated April 12, 1862 at Pittsburg, Tenn. I manage to visit this battlefield and walked the area this monument
— Submitted September 2, 2012, by Curtis Campbell of Huntington Beach, California.
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