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 —
Tuttle's (1st) Brigade,
W.H.L. Wallace's (2d) Division,
Army of the Tennessee.
2d Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Commanded by Lt. Col. James Baker
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 Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 647 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.