Tuesday, December 2, 2008

24th Indiana

On back of monument:
24th Infantry
Commanded by Col. Alvin P. Hovey
From Crump's Landing, April 6, 1862, this regiment marched to Stony Lonesome, thence 12 m. to a point near Clear Creek; countermarched there, it reached battlefield, via Savannah road, 7.30 p.m. April 7th, engaged the enemy at 5.30 a.m., drove him back to this position, where it was furiously assaulted for two hours. Enemy gave way, pursued him till nightfall, halting on south side of Shiloh Branch. Casualties--killed, 3 officers and 3 men; wounded, 1 officer and 44 men; total, 51.

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