Wednesday, July 2, 2008

55th Illinois

On back of monument:
55th Infantry,
Commanded by Lieut. Col. Malmborg.
This position was assumed and defended from 11.30 a.m., until about 2.00 p.m., April 6, 1862, when the regiment was withdrawn across the ravine, thence back to the last line at the Landing. The regiment lost in the battle 51 men killed; 7 officers and 190 men wounded; 27 men missing; total, 275.

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