Tuesday, December 2, 2008

11th Indiana

The 11th Indiana was a Zouave regiment and its first commander was Lew Wallace, now its division commander.

On back of monument:
11th Infantry,
Commanded by Col. George F. McGinnis.
From Crump's Landing, April 6, 1862, this regiment marched to Stony Lonesome; thence, 12 m. to a point near Clear Creek; countermarching there, it reached battlefield, via Savannah road, 7.30 p.m. April 7th, engaged enemy 5.30 a.m., drove him back to this position, where it was furiously assailed for two hours. Enemy gave way. Pursued him till nightfall, halting on south side of Shiloh Branch. Casualties--killed, 11 men; wounded, 1 officer and 50 men; total, 62.

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