Saturday, February 18, 2012

13th Iowa Infantry Monument: Shiloh National Military Park


IOWA

TO HER
13TH INFANTRY.
HARE’S (1ST) BRIGADE.
McCLERNAND’S (1ST) DIVISION.
ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE.



IOWA
13TH REGIMENT INFANTRY VOLUNTEERS
COMMANDED BY COL. MARCELLUS M. CROCKER

This regiment held this position from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., April 6, 1862. Retired under orders about two hundred yards, and maintained its position until about 2.30 p.m.  Moved to a point near the camp of 15th Illinois Infantry where it repelled a charge of Wharton's Cavalry.

Under orders, moved to a point near, and west of, the camp of 3rd Iowa Infantry, where it fought its severest engagement, and remained until about 4.30 p.m., when both flanks being turned, it fell back, by order, to the Corinth road and joined a portion of Colonel Tuttle's command; advanced towards the enemy; then retired to the last line of the day, its right in front of the camp of the 14th Iowa.

Was in reserve line on the 7th with slight loss.

Present for duty, including officers, musicians, teamsters, etc., 760.

Its loss was, 1 officer and 23 men killed; 1 officer and 15 men died of wounds; 8 officers and 118 men wounded; 5 men missing; total, 171.


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