This regiment held this position from about 9 a.m. until
4.30 p.m., April 6, 1862, successfully resisting repeated
assaults from the enemy's infantry and heavy fire of his
artillery. Then, being nearly surrounded, it was ordered to
fall back, which it did in good order, through a heavy cross
fire from both flanks, to a point about one mile from this
place, where it formed in line and held its position until
darkness closed the fighting for that day.
On April 7th the regiment moved out early, in reserve,
and was at different times under fire. About 2 p.m. it was
ordered by General Nelson to charge across a field on the
enemy in the woods beyond, which was done in most gallant
manner, the enemy retiring. This ended the two days fighting
for this regiment.
Number engaged, 490.
Its loss was, killed and wounded, 68; missing, 4; total, 72.
[Note* action on second day was in Sarah Bell's field and ì