Iowa 12th Volunteer Infantry, Company E (Union)
25 Nov 1861
Iowa 12th Volunteer Infantry, Company E organized.
06 Apr 1862
Participated in the Battle of Shiloh at Hardin County, Tennessee.
On the morning of April 6, 1862, 40,000 Confederate soldiers under the command of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston poured out of the nearby woods and struck the encamped divisions of Union soldiers occupying ground near Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River.
14 Jul 1864
Participated in the Battle of Tupelo at Tupelo, Mississippi.
Union Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Smith, commanding the Sixteenth Corps with more than 14,000 men, left LaGrange, Tennessee on July 5, 1864, and advanced south. Smith’s mission was to insure that Maj. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest and his cavalry did not raid Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s railroad supply line in middle Tennessee supporting the campaign against Atlanta. Laying waste to the countryside as he advanced, Smith reached Pontotoc, Mississippi, on July 11th. Forrest was in nearby Okolona with about 6,000 men, bu…
20 Jan 1866
Iowa 12th Volunteer Infantry, Company E mustered out.