Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dresser's Illinois Battery

Illinois Battery "D", 2d Regiment Light Artillery
Commanded by Captain J. P. Timony

Back of monument:
This battery of James rifles, 6 pounders, went into action here about 9.00 a.m., April, 1862, and held this position for two hours, and then retired to camp of 20th Illinois. Casualties during the battle were 4 men killed and 9 wounded; total, 13.

This battery is located in Woolf Field near Water Oaks Pond. The monument behind it is for the 11th Iowa.

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