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    Vicksburg

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30th Ohio Infantry

30th Ohio Infantry 22 May 1863 Assault Marker

30th Ohio Infantry 22 May 1863 Assault Marker

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Monument is located on Union Avenue, 100 yards south of Graveyard Road. Also a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located 100 ft west of Union Avenue near the salient point of the Stockade Redan. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Hugh Ewing's 3d Brigade of Maj. Gen. Francis P. Blair's 2d Division, Maj. Gen'ls William T. Sherman's and Frederick Steel's XV Army Corps, and commanded by Lt. Col. George H. Hildt and Col. Theodore Jones.
 
30th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
30th 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."