On back of monument:
Commanded by Col. Sion S. Bass, (Mortally wounded)
Lieut. Col. Joseph B. Dodge.
Maj. Orin Hurd.
This regiment arrived on the battlefield Monday, April 7, 1862, at 6 a.m.; went to the front and right center of army. At 10 a.m. was in line in reserve on the right of Gen. Rousseau's brigade; advanced and formed on this line about 12 m. It was furiously assaulted by the enemy for two hours, when the enemy gave way in retreat. Here Col. Bass fell mortally wounded. Casualties--killed, 12 men; wounded, 6 officers and 109 men; missing, 2 men; total, 129.
“Charge of the ‘Georgia Eighth'”
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