The focus of posts will be my Civil War travels with a healthy dose of Shiloh related research.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
On back of monument: 8th Infantry, Commanded by 1. Capt. J. M. Ashmore, Wounded. 2. Capt. W. H. Harvey, Killed. 3. Capt. R. H. Sturgess. This line was held from 9.30 a.m. until 11.00 a.m. April 6, 1862, when the regiment was forced back to a position behind Duncan field. It lost in the battle, 1 officer and 29 men killed; 1 officer and 90 men wounded; 3 men missing; total, 124.