Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on September 13, 1961 · Page 13
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September 13, 1961

Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 13

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The Upper Iowa University Art department has been expanded for the first tune this fall with the addition of a new assistant professor of art. He is Paul C. Denny, Jr., who received his master of fine arts degree this spring from the University of Wichita, Kansas. Denny served in the U. S. Army from 1954 until 1956. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wichita in 1959. He is married and has three children. The new art professor has participated in a number of art exhibits in Kansas, Missouri and California. He was recently selected-as one of Kansas' outstand- ng artist - craftsmen by the Kansas Centennial committee. A specialist in the field of ceramics, Denny will exhibit examples of his art during the Homecoming week-end. Plans presently call for the exhibit to be on display in the Colgrove Walker memorial building. UPPER IOWA RECRUITS- (Continued from Page 3) town where they met 17 wagons which transported them to Independence. From Independence they were transported to Dubuque by train. On October 24, 1861, the company was duly mustered into the United States service for three years or the duration of the war as Company C of the 12th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Their total rank and file was 101 men. From Camp Union in Dubuque, the 12th 5owa and Company C went to St. Louis, Missouri, and then to Smithland, Kentucky, a small town at the mouth of the Cumberland river where it established its first camp m the field on January 30, 1862. 1862, when they left for Metal They stayed there until the L»i«fr'ng about four miles above morning of February 5, 1862, Port Henry. From here they when they were placed on board went to Pittsburg Landing, ar- a steamer and soon joined an ex- riving there on March 19. It was pedition preparing to attack Fort there that the battle of Shiloh Henry. took place. (On the first of September, This battle was at first called 1861, General A. S. Johnston, of the battle of Pittsburg Landing. the Confederate army had estab- but was later changed to the bat- lished a line of forts from Colum- tie of Shiloh since it was fought bus to Bowling Green, Kentucky in front of the Shiloh church. It in an attempt to stall the advance was there that the Army of the of the Union soldiers. Fort Hen- Tennessee was camped when the ry and Fort Donelson were a part attack came. The field on which of this line of fortified resist-/the 12th Iowa fought, DUncan ance) . field, was just outside Shiloh. Soon after daylight on Febru- The Confederates called this bat- ary 6, the transports were land- tleground the "Hornets' Nest?' ed about four miles below Fort because of the intense rifle fire Henry. The men disembarked, that was put forth by the 12th formed ranks, and marched on Iowa. Fort Henry. The battle plans Th e bloody battle took place were such that the Union gun- on April 6, 1862. On that morn- boats would attack the fort from ing the rebels attacked the ad- the front while, at the same time, vance lines at Duncan field. The the land troops would attack i2th Iowa was in such a posi- from the side and rear. tion that they had an open field The men of the 12th Iowa had to the right of them, dense tiin- moved only a short distance to- ber on their left and a small ra- ward the fort when they heard vine behind them. The enemy the fire of the gunboats. They attacked repeatedly but the 12th rushed forward, but the river was Iowa drove . them back every at flood stage and the going was time in utter confusion. The extremely rough. By the time battle continued for most of the they arrived at the fort, most of day until about 4:00 p. m., when the enemy had already fled to the rebels began to attack from Fort Donelson. the rear. The 12th Iowa receiv- The men, after spending a few ed orders to face the rear and fall days unloading the boats, push- back, and were told that further ed on to Fort Donelson. Once orders would soon come. They there, they prepared for battle, never did. On Thursday, February 13, the It was only a matter of tune battle began. The first day of until tkey were completely sur- battle was spent exchanging fire rounded. To continue fighting with the enemy and was, for the meant complete annihilation of most part, uneventful. the 12th. They were compelled :00 n. m. oa Saturday, on ; draw all their force* field of battle. it was this "AJ1 bnoor, that day withstood___. the whole rebel army^ their livas, or-saffT^ and the honors of _ .pens, thai the Army jOfc nessee might not ;bfi v aartioyeflk and to those who^ by saving that army from defeat at~ jShuan, April 6, 1862,, saved- the Union. . Jj Following this battle, jB&eBlh C Iowa Regiment and Company C guard! fought at Jackson, Vfcksburg^til ' Tupelo, Nashvffle, and a num- wt_ her of others. They fougM gal- kero£ : t&e; lantly and bravely on all fields enemy's fire. Soon they attacked a position within the fort and the wall and into the fort. The fall of Fort Donelson was the first great success cf the Union army thus far during the war. There had been a few petty successes and various drawn battles combined with occasional defeats up to this time, but neither army had scored a real victory to which it could point with pride. The Confederate line of defense had been broken at the center and a whole army (15,000) taken as prisoners of war. The 12th Iowa remained at Fort Donelson until March. 7, of the Union ^t, S: Telephone 91 Welcome Ba 1.1.11. Stud And Fac We favite You To Stop m At Our Store Anytime. Oar Courteous Oaks Wffi Be - ~ Pleased To Serve You Dessci's Hi-Way Store FUHNIT0HE AND ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES West Union. Iowa Welcome Back UPPER IOWA STUDENTS AND FACULTY We Invite You To Stop In At Our Store Any Time. Our Courteous Clerk* WiD Be Pleased To Serve You. You Get The Finest Of FRESH MEATS At Your Choice Beef West Union, Iowa Outstanding ^ «_*. - I* the word for Upper Iowa's progress during the past few Once again UJ.U. is setting a record, with more dan, 700 enrolled for the faH term. . -* 'ti*v We Welcome All of the new students, and aft of die returning stadents to the IJpV »| per Iowa campus. And we: commend each and every one on hie or"' " her choice df Upper Iowa as the university to attend. A very wise- selection. We're sure you will never regret xL ~ - — _ The part you play in Upper Iowa's future can be very important . . .- because it is your words of praise for the ?"ttftntimn that encourage others to attend next year, so tti%f the another aD-time high. 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