Thursday, May 22, 2008

Bouton's Illinois Battery

Illinois Battery "I", 1st Regiment Light Artillery
Commanded by Captain Edward Bouton

Back of monument:
This battery of James rifles, 6 pounders, reached the Landing April 5, 1862. About 3:00 p.m., on the 6th, it was ordered forward and went into action on this line, doing good service until 5.00 p.m. 2 men were wounded.

This battery is located in Perry Field, which was part of the final line. We could consider it the right flank of Grant's last line. This is the area Lew Wallace's Division would form along the evening of April 6th.

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