8th Iowa Infantry

8th Iowa Infantry (HMPMA)

Location: Shiloh, TN 38376 Hardin County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 8.08', W 88° 20.253'

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Sweeny's Brigade - W.H.L. Wallace's Division

— Army of the Tennessee —

In memory of her
8th Infantry,
Sweeny's (3d) Brigade,
W.H.L. Wallace's (2d) Division,
Army of the Tennessee

8th Regiment Infantry Volunteers,
Commanded by Col. James L. Geddes.
The regiment held this position from about 11 a.m., April 6, 1862, until about 4 p.m., when it changed front to the left and held this second position until about 5 p.m. When nearly surrounded it attempted to retreat but finding all avenues of escape cut off, surrendered about 6 p.m. The regiment entered the engagement with an aggregate of about 600 men. Its loss was, killed, 40; wounded, (18 mortally) 113; missing, 340; total, 493.
Marker NumberM101
Placed ByState of Iowa
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7:43pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 378142 N 3888795
Decimal Degrees35.13466667, -88.33755000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.08', W 88° 20.253'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 4.80" N, 88° 20' 15.18" W
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Area Code(s)731
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 713-901 Sunken Rd, Shiloh TN 38376, US
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