|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Shiloh Battlefield
Iowa 8th Infantry Regiment Monument
The Iowa 8th was in Sweeny's Brigade on the left of Tuttle's Iowa Brigade. It was defending a battery and suffered heavy casualties. Most of the Regiment was captured when it was surrounded late in the afternoon on April 6, 1862. Of about 600 engaged in the battle, it had 58 killed or mortally wounded, 95 others wounded and 340 captured. The monument was dedicated on November 22, 1906. It is located SE of the Iowa 14th monument near the intersection of the Eastern Corinth Road and the Sunken Road. Go past the Minnesota Monument. Photos taken 9/30/08.