color-bearers killed in succession; and Major Eaton
, who was in command of the regiment, was also killed.
He had resigned ten days previous, but, having remained with the regiment, he entered the fight with the men and led them gallantly until he fell mortally wounded.
The 125th Illinois led the storming column of McCook
's Brigade in the grand assault on Kenesaw Mountain
, June 27, 1864. General McCook
was with the advance, and fell mortally wounded on the enemy's works, having passed the abattis
. Colonel Harmon
, of the 125th, took his place instantly, and while urging the men to secure the victory so nearly won, fell with a bullet through his heart.
The regiment lost 61, all of whom were killed or died of their wounds, in this assault, besides the large number of wounded who survived.
.--The regiments from this State, with one exception, enlisted for three years, and they were kept at an effective strength by repeated accessions of recruits, which accounts partly for the large “Roll of honor” in so many of the Michigan
Each regiment completed its organization, leaving no missing numbers in the list.
The 6th Infantry, however, was changed to heavy artillery, July 28, 1863; but the order authorizing this change specified that it should