Tuesday, December 2, 2008

31st Indiana

On back of monument:
31st Infantry,
Commanded by Col. Charles Cruft, (Wounded)
Lieut. Col. John Osborn.
This regiment took this position Sunday, April 6, 1862, at 8.30 a.m., and held it against repeated charges of the enemy until 2.30 p.m. During this time the woods in front caught fire, and many dead and wounded were burned. The regiment was then transferred to the left and was engaged east of the Hamburg road until 4 p.m., when it slowly retired to the support of the siege guns. On Monday, April 7, 1862, it was engaged during the day on the right center of the army. Casualties--killed, 2 officers and 19 men; wounded, 4 officers and 110 men; missing, 2 men; total, 138.

This monument is located along the Sunken Road, roughly halfway between Duncan Field and the Peach Orchard.

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