Friday, June 13, 2008

50th Illinois

On back of monument:
50th Infantry,
Commanded by
1. Col. M. M. Bane, Wounded.
2. Capt. T. W. Gaines.
Went into position on this line about 10.30 a.m., April 6, 1862, and held its ground until 2.00 p.m., when the regiment retired toward the Landing. Its loss in the battle was 12 men killed; 3 officers and 66 men wounded; 4 men missing; total, 84.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photo. My great-great grandfather served with the 50th and was wounded on the battle's first day. I had searched the field and without a map had been unable to locate this position marker.