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

14th Iowa Infantry Regiment

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

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
14th Iowa Infantry Regiment Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. 14th Iowa Infantry Regiment Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Iowa
to her
14th Infantry,
Tuttle's (1st) Brigade,
W.H.L. Wallace's (2d) Division,
Army of the Tennessee.

(Back):
Iowa
14th Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Commanded by Col. W.T. Shaw
This regiment (seven companies) held this position against repeated attacks from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. April 6, 1862.

In attempting to follow the rest of the brigade which was being withdrawn it became hotly engaged about 200 yards east of this position. Repulsing this attack it continued to retire towards the Hamburg Road, fighting heavily. Reaching the camp of the 32d Illinois Infantry it found itself entirely surrounded by the junction of the Confederate right and left wings. It was captured about 6 p.m.

Present for duty, including musicians, teamsters, etc. 442.

Its loss was,killed 8 men; wounded 2 officers and 37 men; captured 15 officers and 211 men; total 273.

Of the wounded, 5 died of their wounds; of the captured, 15 died in prison.
 
Erected by State of Iowa.
 
Location. 35° 8.122′ N, 88° 20.267′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Eastern Corinth Road and Hornets Nest Loop
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Back of Monument
, on the right when traveling north on Eastern Corinth Road. Touch for map. Located near the intersection of the "Sunken Road" and the Eastern Corinth Road 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. Munch's Battery (a few steps from this marker); Arkansas Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); "Hornets Nest" (within shouting distance of this marker); First Minnesota Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Arkansas Battalion - 8th Arkansas - 27th Tennessee - 44th Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Surrender of the Hornets' Nest (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Iowa Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
State Seal on Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. State Seal on Front of Monument
14th Iowa Infantry Regiment Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. 14th Iowa Infantry Regiment Monument
Looking from East Corinth Road at the Monument.
Center of the Federal Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
5. Center of the Federal Line
A War Department marker nearby indicates the center of the Federal line in the Hornets Nest.
Confederate Assaults image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
6. Confederate Assaults
Looking south down the East Corinth Road. To the left of the road is the Arkansas Memorial. In the distance along the road are four tablets, seen from behind, describing Confederate units that attacked in this vicinity during the afternoon fighting of April 6, 1862. At the time of the battle, the area between the 14th Iowa Monument and the Arkansas Memorial was the eastern edge of Duncan Field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 844 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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