Thursday, June 27, 2013

Henry Saunder & Richard E. White., 6th., Iowa, Infantry.

State of Iowa Records.

Henry Saunder , Captain, 6th., Iowa Infantry, Co. E.,  Age 39, Residence Albia Monroe, Nativity Indiana, Date of going into quarters July 1, 1861, Mustered in May 29, 1861.  No other information.

Richard E. White, Captain, 6th., Iowa Infantry, Co. K., Age 31, Residence Henry County, Nativity Massachusetts, Mustered in October 19, 1861, from Second Lieutenant.  Killed at Shiloh, April 6, 1861.

From the sixth Regimental History.

Captain Henry Saunders, with his Company E as the color company of the regiment, kept the colors flying amid the storm of bullets, canister, and bursting shells, until nearly one-half of his company was killed or disabled. It was in this maelstrom of battle that Captain Richard E. White was instantly killed by a cannon shot, while directing his company with great skill and cool courage.

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