Tuesday, December 2, 2008
On back of monument:
Commanded by Lieut. Col. William H. Morgan, (Wounded)
Maj. John W. Foster.
This regiment took this position at 9 a.m., April 6, 1862, and held it against a fierce assault of the enemy for two hours. Being flanked, fell back 100 yards; again it fell back 100 yards. Here regiment was furiously assailed by infantry and artillery, which caused it to fall back slowly to the right of the siege guns, where it rested Sunday night. On Monday, April 7, regiment continued in battle during the day. Casualties--killed, 2 officers and 19 men; wounded, 4 officers and 111 men; missing, 3 men; total, 139.