|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Shiloh Battlefield
Iowa 2nd Infantry Regiment Monument
This regiment was on the right of the Union line in the Hornets Nest. It suffered 72 casualties out of 490 men engaged in the battle. The Iowa 2nd had fought at Ft. Donelson and was known for having a number of well known generals who were originally in the regiment including Samuel Curtis, Marcellus Crocker, James Tuttle, and James Weaver. In this battle, Tuttle was the commander of the Iowa Brigade at the Hornets Nest. This monument can be located at Tour Stop #3. Photos taken 10/10/10.
The monument was dedicated November 22, 1906. It and the the other regimental monuments are of Barre, Vermont granite and cost $8051.