Friday, May 30, 2008

8th Illinois

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.

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