Saturday, June 28, 2008

31st Indiana

On back of monument:
31st Infantry,
Commanded by Col. Charles Cruft, (Wounded)
Lieut. Col. John Osborn.
This regiment took this position Sunday, April 6, 1862, at 8.30 a.m., and held it against repeated charges of the enemy until 2.30 p.m. During this time the woods in front caught fire, and many dead and wounded were burned. The regiment was then transferred to the left and was engaged east of the Hamburg road until 4 p.m., when it slowly retired to the support of the siege guns. On Monday, April 7, 1862, it was engaged during the day on the right center of the army. Casualties--killed, 2 officers and 19 men; wounded, 4 officers and 110 men; missing, 2 men; total, 138.

This monument is located along the Sunken Road, roughly halfway between Duncan Field and the Peach Orchard.


Erik Donald France said...

I came across this looking for info. on the 31st Indiana. My gggf Sam France was wounded at Shiloh, Company E.

Nice shots! I visited way back in the early 80s.

sherry said...

Samuel France I believe to be my great great grandfather. His daughter Etta married Henry C Mooney. One of their sons Edmund Chinworth Mooney married Jesse E Carr (her father was a cousin to Pres McKinley) who in turn had my father Edmund Chinworth Mooney. Sharon Mooney