Thursday, November 27, 2008

61st Illinois

On back of monument:
61st Infantry, Commanded by Col. Jacob Fry.
Formed in line of battle about 8.00 a.m., April 6, 1862, advanced through the open field in front and engaged the enemy a short time, then fell back to this line and held it more than one hour, when the regiment retired to south side of Corinth road. Its loss in the battle was 12 men killed; 3 officers and 42 men wounded; 18 men missing; total, 75.

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