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Courtesy of Rick Jordahl, Kansas City, MO
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Iowa Monument This 75’monument is the largest and one of the most stunning at the Shiloh battlefield. Dedicated in November, 1906 by the state of Iowa, the monument commemorates the Iowa soldiers who fought and died at the battle. The column supports an eagle with 15’ wing span perched atop a globe

A plaque on the monument states: "This monument is erected by the state of Iowa in commemoration of the loyalty, patriotism and bravery of her sons who on this battlefield of Shiloh on the 6th and 7th days of April, A.D. MDCCCLXII, fought to perpetuate the sacred union of the states"


Iowa Monument At the base, the 12’ statue “Fame” inscribes a memorial to the Iowa soldiers

"One fourth of Grant's troops at Shiloh were from Iowa. With him were the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Iowa Infantry Regiments. Many were fresh from camp, had never experienced any form of combat, and some had never so much as even fired their recently issued guns. The carnage they were called into that day left an indelible impression upon them all"


Cemetery Gate The Shiloh National Cemetery was established in 1866. According to the National Cemetery Act of July 17, 1862, it was deemed that those who died defending the Union should rest forever within the confines of a national cemetery. This meant that hundreds of Union dead at Shiloh, buried on the field immediately after the battle, would be disinterred and reburied in the cemetery.

Grant Marker (just inside the cemetery gate) Headquarters General U. S. Grant. Night of April 6, 1862 General Grant in his memoirs says- "During the night rain fell in torrents and our troops were exposed without shelter. I made my headquarters under a tree a few hundred yards back from the river bank." The large oak tree referred to, standing where this marker now stands, was destroyed by cyclone October 14, 1909

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