18th Wisconsin Infantry
Monument located on Union Avenue, south of the Minnesota Memorial. Also a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located in the mowed bay 900' southeast of the Louisiana Memorial between Union Avenue and Confederate Avenue. This unit was attached to Col. John B. Sanborn's 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen'ls Isaac F. Quinby's and John E. Smith's 7th Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps, and commanded by Col. Gabriel Bouck. [Refer to pages 53 and 55, Volume 4 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."