Tuesday, December 2, 2008

14th Iowa

On back of monument:
14th Regiment Infantry Volunteers,
Commanded by Col. W. T. Shaw.
This regiment, (seven companies), held this position against repeated attacks from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., April 6, 1862. In attempting to follow the rest of the brigade, which was being withdrawn, it became hotly engaged about 200 yards east of this position. Repulsing this attack it continued to retire towards the Hamburg road, fighting heavily. Reaching the camp of the 32d Illinois Infantry it found itself entirely surrounded by the junction of the Confederate right and left wings. It was captured about 6.00 p.m. Present on duty, including musicians, teamsters, etc., 442. Loss, killed, 8 men; wounded, 2 officers and 37 men; captured, 15 officers and 211 men; total, 273. Of the wounded, 5 died of their wounds; of the captured, 15 died in prison.

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