|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Shiloh Battlefield
Iowa Monument at Shiloh
Iowa had 11 regiments in the Battle of Shiloh on April 6-7, 1862. There were 6664 Iowa soldiers engaged in the battle. The total number of Iowa caualties was 2409 including killed, wounded and missing. This, no doubt, was the greatest loss of Iowans in any battle in any war. Iowa regiments included the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th. Iowa regiments formed the heart of the line at the Hornets Nest.
The Iowa Monument was dedicated on November 23, 1906 led by Governor Albert B. Cummins and many other dignitaries. The inscription on the front of the monument is "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., 1862, fought to perpetuate the sacred union of the States." The monument was designed by F. E. Trieble. It is composed of granite from Barre, Vermont. It is 75 feet high and cost $25,000. Photos taken 9/30/08 and 10/10/10. The old photo shows Gov. Cummins, his staff and their wives. The monument is located near the Visitors Center.