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

16th Iowa Infantry

Miller's Brigade - Prentiss’ Division

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
16th Iowa Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
1. 16th Iowa Infantry Marker
Inscription. (front)
Iowa
To Her
16th Infantry
Miller's (2d) Brigade.
Prentiss' (6th) Division.
Army of the Tennessee.

(back)
16th Regiment Infantry Volunteers,
Commanded by Col. Alexander Chambers, (Wounded),
Lieut. Col. Add H. Sanders.

This regiment early in the morning of April 6, 1862, formed on the bluff at Pittsburg Landing and for the first time received ammunition. It remained in this position an hour, when by orders of General Grant it marched with the 15th Iowa to the support of McClernand's (1st) Division. It entered the field near Oglesby's headquarters and while passing over it was fired upon by artillery and musketry. Its Colonel commanding officially reported that the regiment formed line of battle here about 10.30 in the forenoon, and advancing to the edge of timber held that position for an hour or more, and then retired under orders. Later in the day under command of Lieutenant Colonel Sanders it supported Schwartz's battery. On Monday it was on the reserve line. Present for duty 785. Its loss was 2 officers and 15 men killed; 11 officers and 90 men wounded; 13 men captured or missing; total, 131.
 
Erected by State of Iowa. (Marker Number M107.)
 
Location.
16th Iowa Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
2. 16th Iowa Infantry Marker
Front.
35° 8.739′ N, 88° 20.804′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Cavalry Road 0.1 miles east of Sherman Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. 100 yards south of Cavalry Road in Jones Field, 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. Marsh's Brigade ( within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Iowa Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Tennessee Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); Shaver's Brigade ( within shouting distance of this marker); Schwartz's Battery ( within shouting distance of this marker); Girardey's Georgia Battery ( within shouting distance of this marker); Smith's Mississippi Battery ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 17th Illinois Infantry - 49th Illinois Infantry ( about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Regarding 16th Iowa Infantry. NOTE* The Shiloh National Military Park Commission disagreed with the Iowa Shiloh Battlefield Commission concerning the time of day this regiment was in action here. Park Historian D. W. Reed records that this regiment joined McClernand on his fifth line. That line was not formed until after 12:00 noon. Reed
16th Iowa Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
3. 16th Iowa Infantry Marker
Back.
states that the regiment's severest action occurred between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The farthest advance of the 16th Iowa was possibly 2/10's mile southwest of this monument to a point near or in the camp of the 20th Illinois Infantry, before retiring to this place by 2:00 p.m.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
16th Iowa Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
4. 16th Iowa Infantry Marker
Iowa state seal.
16th Iowa Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
5. 16th Iowa Infantry Marker
Looking northeast.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 1, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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