(C. E. LANSTRUM.)
Whereas, a controversy has arisen between the national Shiloh Commission and 15th and 16th Regiments, Iowa Infantry, as to what time the said regiments engaged the enemy on April 6th, 1862, the first day of the Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., I therefore make the following statement under oath:
I was 2d Lieut. of Co. B, 15th Iowa Infantry, and present with my company. I know that our regiment marched to the front about 9 o'clock a. m., and about 10 o'clock a. m. we were fired upon by the enemy and we remained in action for near two hours and a half. Private Conrad Wentzle of my company was killed during that time, 1st Sergeant Henry Moreland was wounded in head. Private Henry Edmundson was wounded and Private Martin V. B. Barnes. All this occurred between the hours of 10 o'clock a. m., and 12 o'clock m.
C. E. LANSTRUM.
Lieut. and Capt. Co. B, 15th Iowa Infantry
source: Matter of the controversy between the Shiloh National Military Park Commission and the Iowa Shiloh Comm. relating to inscriptions upon the regimental monuments of the 15th & 16th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Albert cummins, 1903