Tuesday, December 2, 2008

11th Iowa

On back of monument:
11th Regiment Infantry Volunteers,
Commanded by Lieut. Col. WM. Hall, (Wounded)
This regiment, detached from its brigade, was placed in position here by order of General McClernand about 9.30 a.m., April 6, 1862. It was at once strongly attacked by the enemy, suffering here its most severe loss. It held this position until 11 a.m. when it retired to its second position 100 yards in front of its camp in Jones field. It had present for duty 763. Its loss was, 1 officer and 32 men killed; 5 officers and 155 men wounded; 1 man missing; total, 194.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My great-great grandfather, William I. Williamson, served with Co. F, 11th Iowa Infantry USV. Many thanks for posting this picture and honouring the memory of the men of Crocker's Iowa Greyhounds.