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

12th Iowa Infantry Regiment

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

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
12th Iowa Infantry Regiment Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. 12th Iowa Infantry Regiment Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Iowa
to her
12th Infantry.
Tuttle's (1st) Brigade,
W.H.L. Wallace's (2d) Division,
Army of the Tennessee.

(Back):
Iowa
12th Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Commanded by Col. J.J. Woods (wounded and captured)
Capt. S.R. Edgington (captured)
This Regiment held this position against repeated attacks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 6, 1862. It then about-faced to meet an attack coming from the rear and fought its way back to the camp of the 41st Illinois, where it was surrounded and captured at 5:30 p.m. Total number reported present for duty including musicians, teamsters, etc., 489. Its loss, in the battle was, 2 officers and 15 men killed; 1 officer and 42 men wounded and left on the field; 33 men wounded and captured, and 20 officers and 366 men missing; total, 479. Of the wounded, 16 died of their wounds; of the missing 4 were never afterwards heard from; they were doubtless killed; of the missing 71 died in prison.
 
Erected by State of Iowa.
 
Location. 35° 8.176′ N, 88° 20.288′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Eastern Corinth Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located along
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Back of Monument
the Sunken Road Trail between the Eastern Corinth Road and the 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. Surrender of the Hornets' Nest (within shouting distance of this marker); First Minnesota Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); "Hornets Nest" (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Iowa Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Iowa Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arkansas Memorial (about 400 feet away); Munch's Battery (about 400 feet away); 14th Iowa Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .  History of the 12th Iowa. (Submitted on September 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
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
Duncan Field image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. Duncan Field
Looking west across Duncan Field from near the monument. The 12th Iowa defended a line in this vicinity at the edge of the field. Ruggles' massed batteries formed in the tree line on the far side of the field in the afternoon of April 6, 1862.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 936 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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