Thursday, November 27, 2008

40th Illinois

On back of monument:
40th Illinois,
Commanded by 1. Col. S. G. Hicks, Wounded.
2. Lieut. Col. J. M. Boothe.
Occupied this, their third position, about 12.00 m., April 6, 1862, and held it until 1.30 p.m., sustaining their heaviest loss. The regiment then fell back to the landing. Its loss in the battle was 1 officer and 46 men killed; 11 officers and 149 men wounded; 9 men missing; total, 216.

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