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 sun-down.
In detachments, commanded by company officers, the regi-
ment participated in the movements of the army throughout the
Present for duty; officers 27; men 605; total, 632.
Its loss was, killed 52; wounded 100; captured 37; total,
[TWO NOTES* 1. Regiment, with the brigade, fought an action in
Cresent field, 650 yards west of here between ~10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
The brigade then retired north into Sowell field. At 12:00 noon,
General Sherman ordered McDowell to advance his brigade against
the enemy. That charge carried the 6th Iowa into this position.
2. Joseph D. Webster, Chief of Staff, Army of the Tennessee, ì
held the rank of colonel during the battle, not promoted to ì
brigadier general until November 1862.]