Tuesday, December 2, 2008

28th Illinois

On back of monument:
28th Infantry,
Commanded by Col. A. K. Johnson.
Held this line and one about 200 yards south against heavy and constant fire from 9.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m., April 6, 1862, then retreated to the woods on the north side of this field. The regiment lost in the battle 2 officers and 27 men killed; 8 officers and 203 men wounded; 1 officer and 4 men missing; total, 245.

You can see the William Manse George cabin in the background as well as the replanted Peach Orchard.

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