Thursday, November 27, 2008

53rd Ohio

53rd Ohio Infantry
Commanded by Col. J. J. Appler
Lt. Col. Robt. A. Fulton
On back of monument:
This regiment formed here at 8 a.m., April 6, 1862, but soon fell back across the ravine in the rear. Its loss was 9 men killed; 1 officer and 32 men wounded; 2 men missing; total, 44.
This is the regiment that had such a disgraceful showing at Shiloh. Basically the colonel ordered the regiment to save itself a few times, eventually they did and only portions of the regiment fought. Appler would exit the army soon after his sad showing here.

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