On back of monument:
Commanded by Major Richard Rowett.
Went into position here about 9.00 a.m., April 6, 1862; advanced to right and front, and after a sharp encounter fell back to this position where its greatest loss occurred. About 4 p.m. it moved to assist McClernand. Loss in the battle, 2 officers killed; 2 wounded; 15 men killed; 79 wounded; 1 missing; total, 99.
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