Monday, June 30, 2008

6th Iowa

On back of monument:
Iowa 6th Regiment Infantry Volunteers,
Commanded by Capt. J. W. Williams, (Wounded),
Capt. Madison M. Walden.
This regiment held a position near its camp on the Purdy road, the extreme right of the army, until 10 o'clock a.m., April 6, 1862. Then it moved to the left and rear, and was engaged in this vicinity against a strong force of the enemy's infantry and artillery, for four hours; its last position being in Jones field, from which it was ordered to retire about 2.30 p.m. It then fell back to the support of General Webster's Artillery, where it was engaged when the battle closed, at sundown. In detachments, commanded by company officers, the regiment participated in the movements of the army throughout the 7th. Present for duty; officers 27; men 605; total, 632. Its loss was, killed 52; wounded 100; captured 37; total, 189.

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