Tuesday, December 2, 2008

15th Illinois

On back of monument:
15th Infantry,
Commanded by 1. Lieut. Col. E. F. W. Ellis, Killed.
2. Major WM. R. Goddard, Killed.
3. Capt. Louis D. Kelley.
This regiment was attacked on this line about 9.30 a.m., April 6, 1862, and offered most stubborn resistance for more than one hour, the enemy attacking both front and flank. In this action both field officers and several line officers were lost. The regiment retired in good order and formed a new line. Its loss in the battle was 5 officers and 44 men killed; 8 officers and 109 men wounded; total, 166.

This monument is located very near "the crossroads," the intersection of the Hamburg-Purdy Road and the Corinth Road north of Shiloh Church. The Water Oaks Pond can be seen in the background to the right of the monument.

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