Tuesday, December 2, 2008

18th Illinois

On back of monument:
18th Infantry,
Commanded by
1. Major S. Eeaton Wounded.
2. Capt. D. H. Brush, Wounded.
3. Capt. Wm. J. Dillon, Killed.
4. Capt. J. J. Anderson.
This regiment returned the fire of the enemy while marching by the flank to take this position in line of battle. It held this line from about 9.30 to 11.00 a.m., April 6, 1862, when it retired, skirmishing, about one-fourth of a mile. Its loss in the battle was 1 officer and 16 men killed; 7 officers and 61 men wounded; 2 men missing; total, 87.

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