Saturday, May 31, 2008

11th Illinois

On back of monument:
11th Infantry,
Commanded by
1. Lieut. Col. T. E. G. Ransom, Wounded.
2. Major Garrett Nevins, Wounded.
3. Capt. L. D. Waddell.
Went into battle on this line with 9 companies (one company on picket) about 9.00 a.m., April 6, 1862, receiving a fire that killed or wounded, in a few minutes, the Lieut. Colonel, Major, four line officers and many men. This position was held about two hours when they fell back 500 yards. The regiment lost in the battle 1 officer and 16 men killed; 4 officers and 65 men wounded; 17 men missing; total, 103.

I would have included a picture of the headquarters monument for Marsh but none exists. You can read his official report here. Interestingly he signed it "March" but it appears on monuments as "Marsh."

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