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    Vicksburg

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114th Ohio Infantry

114th Ohio Infantry 22 May 1863 Assault Marker

114th Ohio Infantry 22 May 1863 Assault Marker

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Monument located on Union Avenue, 150 yards south of the Iowa Memorial. Also a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located 400 ft west of Union Avenue on the ridge southwest of the Old Reunion Grounds. This unit was attached to Col. Daniel W. Lindsey's 2d Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus' 9th Division, Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand's (relieved of command 19 June 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps, and commanded by Col. John Cradlebaugh and Lt. Col. John H. Kelly.

 
114th Ohio Infantry Monument
114th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
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Did You Know?

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."