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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

13th United States Infantry, 1st Battalion

13th United States Infantry Regimental Monument

13th United States Infantry Regimental Monument

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Monument located on Union Avenue, 300 yards south of Graveyard Road. Also a bronze marker designating the assault of 19 May 1863 located on Graveyard Road across from the north face of the Stockade Redan.
 
13th United States Infantry 19 May 1863 Assault Marker

13th United States Infantry 19 May 1863 Assault Marker

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This unit was attached to Col. Giles A. Smith's 1st Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Francis P. Blair's 2d Division, Maj. Gen'ls William T. Sherman's and Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps, and commanded by Maj. Daniel Chase, Capt. Edward C. Washington (mortally wounded 19 May 1863), Capt. Charles Ewing, and Capt. Charles C. Smith. During the assault of 19 May 1863, Capt. Washington and Lt. Justus A. Boles were mortally wounded and the unit suffered as a whole 21 killed and 49 wounded.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Jefferson Davis served as a United States Congressman, Senator, Secretary of War, and war hero before being called upon to accept the Presidency of the Confederate States.