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

6th Iowa Infantry

McDowell's Brigade - Sherman's Division


—Army of the Tennessee —

6th Iowa Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
1. 6th Iowa Infantry Marker
Inscription. (front)

To Her
6th Infantry,
McDowell's (1st) Brigade,
Sherman's (5th) Division,
Army of the Tennessee.


6th Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Commanded by Capt. John Williams (wounded)
Capt. Madison M. Walden

This regiment held a position near its camp on the Purdy road, the extreme right of the army, until 10 o'clock a.m., April 6, 1862. Then it moved to the left and rear, and was engaged in this vicinity against a strong force of the enemy's infantry and artillery, for four hours; its last position being in Jones field, from which it was ordered to retire about 2.30 p.m. It then fell back to the support of General Webster's Artillery, where it was engaged when the battle closed, at sun-down. In detachments, commanded by company officers, the regiment participated in the movements of the army throughout the 7th. Present for duty; officers 27; men 605; total, 632. Its loss was, killed 52; wounded 100; captured 37; total, 189.
Erected by State of Iowa. (Marker Number M099.)
Location. 35° 8.547′ N, 88° 21.017′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County
6th Iowa Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
2. 6th Iowa Infantry Marker
. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Sherman Road and Corinth-Pittsburg Landing Extension Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. 200 yards northwest of intersection on trail in 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. Confederate Burial Trench #2 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 6th Iowa Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 46th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp of McAllister's Battery (about 300 feet away); 13th Missouri Infantry (about 400 feet away); 70th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); Buckland's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Anderson's Brigade (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shiloh.
Regarding 6th Iowa Infantry. TWO NOTES from the Shiloh National Battlefield Commission:

1. Regiment, with the brigade, fought an action in Cresent field, 650 yards west of here between ~10:30 - 11:00 a.m. The brigade then retired north into Sowell field. At 12:00 noon, General Sherman ordered McDowell to advance his brigade against the enemy. That charge carried the 6th Iowa into this position.

2. Joseph D. Webster, Chief of Staff, Army of the Tennessee, held
6th Iowa Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
3. 6th Iowa Infantry Marker
Looking north on trail toward marker.
the rank of colonel during the battle, not promoted to brigadier general until November 1862.]
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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