Saturday, April 7, 2012

Trans-Mississippi Units at Shiloh

Today marks the Sesquicentennial of the last day of the battle of Shiloh, a battle at which trans-Mississippi units played an important role. Below is a list of trans-Mississippi states that fielded units at Shiloh along with the number of units. Casualty totals are provided for Union units.


Iowa: 11 infantry units

Total casualties from Iowa units: 235 killed, 999 wounded, 1,149 missing or captured (most were captured)= 2,383

Minnesota: 1 Battery

Total casualties: 3 killed, 8 wounded=11

Missouri: 7 infantry units and 5 Batteries

Total casualties from Missouri units: 104 killed, 407 wounded, 659 missing or captured (most were captured)=1,170

Nebraska: 1 infantry unit

Total casualties: 4 killed, 22 wounded, 2 missing=28

Total for trans-Mississippi Union units: 346 killed, 1,436 wounded, 1,810 missing or captured=3,592


Arkansas: 10 infantry units and 4 Batteries

Louisiana: 11 infantry units and 2 Batteries

Missouri: 1 infantry unit

Texas: 2 infantry units and 1 Cavalry unit

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