Tuesday, December 2, 2008

14th Missouri - 66th Illinois

On back of monument:
14th Missouri,
Afterwards designated 66th Illinois Infantry,
Commanded by Col. B. S. Compton.
This regiment, known as Birge's Sharpshooters, armed with Deer rifles, was detached from its brigade at 9.30 a.m., April 6, 1862, and ordered to guard Snake Creek bridge. It was soon ordered back to this place and was engaged here and in field beyond the creek. On Monday a part of the command was engaged in front of the 3d Division. Its loss in the battle was 2 men killed and 6 men wounded; total, 8.

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