Tuesday, December 2, 2008

57th Illinois

On back of monument:
57th Infantry,
Commanded by
1. Col. S. D. Baldwin.
2. Capt. G. A. Busse.
This regiment was held in reserve behind Richardson's Battery until about 2.00 p.m., April 6, 1862, when it was moved to this point in the line, and held its position until about 4 p.m., when it fell back to the Landing. The regiment lost in the battle 3 officers and 24 men killed; 7 officers and 103 men wounded; 3 men missing; total, 140.

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