11th Wisconsin Infantry
Monument is located on Union Avenue between the Iowa Memorial and railroad bridge. Also, a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located on Confederate Avenue 200 yards south of the railroad. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Michael K. Lawler's 2d Brigade of Brig. Gen. Eugene A. Carr's 14th Division, XIII Army Corps under Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand (relieved 19 June 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord, and commanded by Col. Charles L. Harris, Maj. Arthur Platt and Lt. Col. Charles A. Wood. [Refer to pages 530, 545 and 546, Volume 2 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]
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."