Tuesday, December 2, 2008

49th Illinois

On back of monument:
49th Infantry,
Commanded by Lieut. Col. Phineas Pease, Wounded.
This regiment fell in for battle on its color line about 8.30 a.m., April 6, 1862, and held it but a short time when it moved back fighting to this place. Its loss in the battle was 2 officers and 17 men killed; 4 officers and 79 men wounded; 8 men missing; total, 110.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


My great great grandfather, Phineas Pease, was in command of the 49th illinois infantry at shiloh. I've been conducting research on my gg gfather for over ten years, and can send a list of links to photos, etc if it's helpful. I've also just discovered an archive of letters from a mr. berggef, who served with Phineas in a close capacity and gives first hand accounts of the build up and aftermath at pittsburgh landing.I can be reached at mstevensmcs@yahoo.com