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

15th Iowa Infantry

Prentiss’ Divsion

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
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By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
1. 15th Iowa Infantry Marker
Inscription. (front)
Iowa
To Her
15th Infantry,
Prentiss' (6th) Division,
Army of the Tennessee.
(back)
15th Regiment Infantry Volunteers,
Commanded by Col. Hugh T. Reid, (Wounded).

This regiment arrived at Pittsburg Landing on the morning of April 6, 1862. It disembarked, formed on the bluff, and there received its first ammunition. It remained in this position about an hour, when under the orders of General Grant, and conducted by one of his staff officers, it marched to join McClernand's (1st) Division. It entered the field to the right of this monument near Oglesby's headquarters and while crossing it was fired upon by artillery and musketry. It formed line of battle and advanced under fire into the woods. Its colonel commanding officially reported that the regiment held its position from 10 o'clock in the forenoon until 12 o'clock noon, and then under orders retired to a new line. Portions of the regiment fought with other divisions later in the day and on Monday. Present for duty 760. Its loss was 2 officers and 19 men killed; 7 officers and 149 men wounded; 2 officers and 6 men captured or missing; total 185.
 
Erected by State of Iowa. (Marker Number M106.)
 
Location.
15th Iowa Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
2. 15th Iowa Infantry Marker
Front.
35° 8.698′ N, 88° 20.734′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Cavalry Road 0.2 miles east of Sherman Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. About 2/10 mile south of Sherman Road, on a path leading southeast from the southeast corner of Jones Field, about 100 yards into the woods, 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. 81st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Girardey's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 53rd Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 15th Iowa Infantry (about 300 feet away); 4th Tennessee Infantry (about 300 feet away); Marsh's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 16th Iowa Infantry (about 400 feet away); Cleburne's Brigade (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Regarding 15th Iowa Infantry. NOTE* Shiloh National Military Park Commission disagreed with the Iowa Shiloh Battlefield Commission concerning the time of day this unit was in action. Park Historian D. W. Reed recorded that the 15th Iowa joined McClernand's division on its fifth line of the day. That particular line was not formed
15th Iowa Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
3. 15th Iowa Infantry Marker
Back.
until after 12:00 noon. Reed states that the regiment's heaviest fighting occurred from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The farthest advance of the regiment was possibly 2/10's mile southwest of the monument, to a position behind (east) the camp of the 20th Illinois Infantry, before retiring to this place at 2:00 p.m.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
15th Iowa Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
4. 15th Iowa Infantry Marker
Marker visible through the trees from Jones Field, looking southeast.
 
 
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