|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1862|
Civil War Veteran
Co B 8th Iowa Infantry
From military records:
Enlisted & mustered Sept. 23, 1861.
Missing in action and taken prisoner April 6, 1862, Shiloh, Tenn. Died Aug. 17, 1862, Nashville, Tenn.
Service of the 8th Iowa Infantry included the battle of Shiloh. The unit fought 10 hours in the infamous "Hornet's Nest" on the first day repelling attack after attack. It was the last to leave the advanced line. This gave General Buell time to reinforce the rear lines and snatch victory from defeat. The 8th, entirely cut off, fought until they could fight no longer, out of ammunition, threw down their arms only to see many of their number shot down after they had surrendered.
Note: Birth year based on age at enlistment
Nashville National Cemetery
Plot: A, 4247
Maintained by: K L Bonnett
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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