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

8th Iowa Infantry

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

 

—Army of the Tennessee —

 
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By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
1. 8th Iowa Infantry Marker
Inscription. (front):
Iowa
In memory of her
8th Infantry,
Sweeny's (3d) Brigade,
W.H.L. Wallace's (2d) Division,
Army of the Tennessee

(back):
Iowa
8th Regiment Infantry Volunteers,
Commanded by Col. James L. Geddes.
The regiment held this position from about 11 a.m., April 6, 1862, until about 4 p.m., when it changed front to the left and held this second position until about 5 p.m. When nearly surrounded it attempted to retreat but finding all avenues of escape cut off, surrendered about 6 p.m. The regiment entered the engagement with an aggregate of about 600 men. Its loss was, killed, 40; wounded, (18 mortally) 113; missing, 340; total, 493.
 
Erected by State of Iowa. (Marker Number M101.)
 
Location. 35° 8.08′ N, 88° 20.253′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Sunken Road 0.1 miles east of Eastern Corinth Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located along the "Sunken Road" in Shiloh National Military Park. The "Sunken Road" is a unpaved, and a pedestrian route only. 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
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By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
2. 8th Iowa Infantry Marker
of this marker. Ohio 5th Battery Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 12th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaver's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Munch's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Iowa Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
8th Iowa Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, November 20, 2010
3. 8th Iowa Infantry Marker
View showing the marker on the "sunken road," looking east. This is the line held during the battle described on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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