On back of monument:
Commanded by Col. John W. Blake.
This regiment arrived on the battlefield from Savannah, about 12 m., April 7, 1862; was ordered, with its brigade, to the front by Maj. Gen. Grant. It formed on this line at 2 p.m., and assisted in driving the enemy from the field. It was under fire of infantry and artillery, but sustained no loss.
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