10th Battery Ohio Light Artillery
Monument is located on Union Avenue, 50 yards east of the Wisconsin Memorial. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John McArthur's Provisional Division, Maj. Gen'l Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment), on Maj. Gen'l William T. Sherman's exterior line. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1149.]
Did You Know?
President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."