|Death: ||Jul. 22, 1864|
Co G 12th Wisconsin Infantry
Enlisted at Rudolph, Oct 14, 1861.
Veteran; killed in action, July 22, 1864, Atlanta, Ga.
DATE OF DEATH: 07/02/1864
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BURIED AT: SECTION E SITE 5866
...On the 16th of July the brigade marched from its position on the right of the army, via Marietta, Ga., and Roswell, passing through Decatur, Ga., July 20, and bivouacking four miles from that place, our line of battle, facing west, at foot of hill occupied by the enemy.
At 7 a. m. on the 21st the brigade was ordered to charge and hold the hill in its front. The Twelfth and Sixteenth Wisconsin Regiments formed the advance of the charging column, supported by the Twentieth, Thirtieth, and Thirty-first Illinois Regiments. The charge was made under very heavy musketry, the enemy being protected by intrenchments on the crest of the hill. The works were taken at the point of the bayonet and held, with aggregate loss to the First Brigade of (except Twentieth Illinois Regiment) about 258 killed, wounded, and missing. The steady and unwavering advance of the columns under the terrible fire from the enemy's line (Cleburne's famous division), advantageously posted behind intrenchments, was such as to merit for both officers and men the highest record for courage and skill. In this charge the Twelfth Wisconsin Regiment lost out of less than 600 men engaged 134 men killed and wounded. It captured more small-arms than it had men engaged, many of the arms still loaded and capped. It had 5 color bearers shot and 2 flag-staffs shot off. -GEO. E. BRYANT, Colonel, Commanding. No. 578. Reports of Col. George F. Bryant, Twelfth Wisconsin Infantry, commanding First Brigade. HDQRS. FIRST BRIG., THIRD Div., 17TH ARMY CORPS
Marietta National Cemetery
Plot: E, 5866
Created by: Janet
Record added: Jul 25, 2008
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