Monday, September 10, 2012

The Iowa Monuments At Shiloh National Military Park

Iowa State Memorial Monument


The eleven regimental monuments are uniform in size and design, differing only in the inscriptions. They, like the state monument, are built of Barre, Vermont, granite and United States standard bronze. A monument is erected to each Iowa regiment engaged in the battle and stands at the point where the regiment fought the longest and suffered its greatest loss. Upon a bronze tablet set in the granite is described the part taken by the regiment in the battle. The commission prepared the design for these monuments. The contract for their erection was let to P. N. Peterson Granite Company of St. Paul, Minnesota, for eighteen thousand and fifty-one dollars.  SOURCE: Alonzo Abernathy, Editor, Dedication of Monuments Erected By The State Of Iowa, p. 291

Four Iowa colonels commanded three brigades during the Battle of Shiloh.

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