Above is a Picture of a Battle taking place between the 9th. Illinois Mounted Infantry
and the Georgia Military Institute Cadets Near Resaca, Georgia on May 14th., 1864
Very good Picture of how hard the fighting was at Resaca and how Desperate it was.
On the 14th of May(1864) the Regiment took the advance without any other Cavalry support.
The Infantry was a considerable distance in the rear. Very early morning we engaged the
Confederate Cavalry. Losing several men in killed and wounded - among the latter Lt. Col. Phillips
The infantry came up at double-quick to our support and ended the fight. Our regiment followed
up the retreating Confederates "with dash and persistency." It was during the advance that the day
that we came in contact with the Georgia Cadets from the Military Institute at Marietta, who had
come out of the woods at Resaca and formed their line behind a rail.