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    National Military Park Mississippi

20th Ohio Infantry

20th Ohio Infantry 22 May 1863 Assault Marker

20th Ohio Infantry 22 May 1863 Assault Marker

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Monument is located on Jackson Road at Union Avenue, just west of Logan's Statue. Also a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located on Old Jackson Road west of the Illinois Memorial below Battery Hickenlooper. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Mortimer D. Leggett's 2d Brigade (Col. Manning F. Force commanding after 3 June 1863), of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's 3d Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps, and commanded by Col. Manning F. Force.

The regiment was later attached to Col. Manning F. Force's Brigade of Brig. Gen'l John McArthur's Provisional Division, Maj. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) on Maj. Gen'l William T. Sherman's Exterior Line, and commanded by Capt. Francis M. Shacklee. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1148.]

 
20th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
20th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
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Did You Know?

Old Douglas Headstone, Cedar Hill Cemetery

The 43d Mississippi Infantry's mascot, Douglas the Camel, remained with the regiment until Vicksburg where he was killed by Union sharpshooters. Douglas is honored with his own grave marker in Vicksburg's Cedar Hill Cemetery.