Monument #M092    
 
monument picture
(front of monument)
44th
REGIMENT
INFANTRY,
Commanded by
Col. HUGH B. REED,
3d BRIGADE--Gen. LAUMAN--
4th DIVISION--Gen. HURLBUT--
ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE.
INDIANA.
(back of monument)
44th INFANTRY, [cont'd]
Commanded by Col. HUGH B. REED. This regiment formed in this line Sunday, April 6, 1862, at 8.30 a.m. It repulsed several charges made by the enemy, which, under orders of Gen. Bragg, was attempting to force this part of the line back. During these engagements the woods caught fire. At 2.30 p.m. regiment fell back to a line with 1st Brigade, then to rear and left of Bloody Pond, where it charged on enemy's infantry and artillery. Here seven flag- bearers were shot down. At 4.30 p.m. slowly fell back and supported siege guns. Monday, April 7th, regiment fought the enemy till 3 p.m. Number of men in action, 478. Casualties-- killed, 1 officers and 33 men; wounded, 6 officers and 171 men; missing, 1 man; total, 212.