31st Iowa Infantry
Monument located in the Vicksburg National Military Cemetery beyond the "gazebo". Also a marker designating the assaults of 22 May 1863, located slope between Confederate Avenue & Park Tour Stop #6, and a marker designating a sharpshooter's line located in the Vicksburg National Military Cemetery beyond the "gazebo". This unit was attached to Col. Charles R. Woods' 2nd Brigade of Maj. Gen.. Frederick Steele & Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's 1st Division, of Maj. Gen'ls William T. Sherman & Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Col. William Smyth & Maj. Theodore Stimming.
Did You Know?
Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.