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

Iowa Memorial

 
 
Iowa Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Iowa Memorial
The memorial is among the tallest at Shiloh.
Inscription. (front):
This monument is erected
by the state of Iowa
in commemoration
of the loyalty patriotism
and bravery of her sons
who on this battlefield
of Shiloh
on the 6th and 7th days of April
A.D. MDCCCLXII
fought to perpetuate
the sacred union
of the states

Iowa

(back):
Regiments Engaged

2d Infantry Lt. Col. James Baker
3d Infantry Maj. W.M. Stone
6th Infantry Lt. Col. J.W. Williams
7th Infantry Lt. Col. J.C. Parrott
8th Infantry Col. J.L. Geddes
11th Infantry Lt. Col. William Hall
12th Infantry Col. J.J. Woods
13th Infantry Col. M.M. Crocker
14th Infantry Col. W.T. Shaw
15th Infantry Col. H.T. Reid
16th Infaantry Col. Alex Chalmers
Iowa Soldiers Commanding Brigades

1st Brig. - 1st Div., Col. A. M. Hare, 11th Iowa, (Wounded)
Col. M. M. Crocker, 13th Iowa

1st Brig.- 2d Div., Col. J. M. Tuttle, 2d Iowa

1st Brig. - 4th Div., Col. N. G. Williams, 3d Iowa, (Wounded)

3d Brig. - 4th Div., Brig. Gen. J. G. Lauman.

1st BRIG. - 5th DIV., Col. J. A. McDowell, 6th Iowa.

(Right):
The world
will little note
nor long remember
what we say here
but it can never forget
what they did here.

(left):
Brave
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Front Inscription
of the brave, the twice five thousand men
Who all that day stood in the battle's shock
Fame holds them dear, and with immortal pen
Inscribes their names on the enduring rock.

 
Erected by State of Iowa.
 
Location. 35° 9.046′ N, 88° 19.46′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Pittsburg Landing Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located just west of the visitor center in Shiloh National Military Park, next to a service road. 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. Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 40th Illinois - 6th Iowa Infantry Regiments (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 51st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Mann's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 58th Indiana Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Also see . . .
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
3. Back Inscription
 Iowa in the Civil War. Web site with resources about Iowa's contribution to the Civil War. (Submitted on August 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. Right Side Inscription
Fame Writing the Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
5. Fame Writing the Left Side Inscription
Another View of the Bronze Figure "Fame" image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
6. Another View of the Bronze Figure "Fame"
Bronze Motif on the Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
7. Bronze Motif on the Right Side of Monument
Explanatory Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
8. Explanatory Tablet
One of several in the park explaining the system of tablets used at Shiloh. This one stands in front of the Iowa Memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on March 23, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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