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Near Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

2d Iowa Infantry

Tuttle's Brigade - W.H.L. Wallace's Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
2d Iowa Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. 2d Iowa Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Iowa
To Her
2d Infantry,
Tuttle's (1st) Brigade,
W.H.L. Wallace's (2d) Division,
Army of the Tennessee.

(Back):
Iowa
2d Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Commanded by Lt. Col. James Baker
This Regiment held this position from about 9 a.m. until 4.30 p.m., April 6, 1862, successfully resisting repeated assaults from the enemy's infantry and heavy fire of his artillery. Then, being nearly surrounded, it was ordered to fall back, which it did in good order, through a heavy cross fire from both flanks, to a point about one mile from this place, where it formed in line and held its position until darkness closed the fighting for that day.

On April 7th the regiment moved out early, in reserve, and was at different times under fire. About 2 p.m. it was ordered by General Nelson to charge across a field on the enemy in the woods beyond, which was done in most gallant manner, the enemy retiring. This ended the two days fighting for this regiment.

Number engaged, 490. Its loss was, killed and wounded, 68; missing, 4; total, 72.
 
Erected by State of Iowa.
 
Location. 35° 8.288′ N, 88° 20.412′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin
Plaque on Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Plaque on Back of Monument
County. Marker is on Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located at stop three, the Hornet's Nest, on the driving tour of Shiloh National Battlefield. 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. The Hornets' Nest (a few steps from this marker); 6th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 58th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ross (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 7th Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); 1st Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 5th Kentucky Infantry (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .  2nd Iowa Infantry. Seven of the regiment's members would attain promotion to general grade officer during the war. (Submitted on October 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
2d Iowa Infantry Monument and North End of Sunken Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. 2d Iowa Infantry Monument and North End of Sunken Road
The 2nd Iowa held a position on the north end of the Hornet's Nest salient.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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