• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

32d Ohio Infantry

32d Ohio Infantry 19 and 22 May 1863 Assault Markers

32d Ohio Infantry 19 and 22 May 1863 Assault Markers

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Monument located on Union Avenue at Park Tour Stop #1, Battery DeGolyer. Also markers designating the assault of 19 May 1863, located 100 ft west of Union Avenue near its junction with Old Jackson Road, and the assault of 22 May 1863, located 500 ft east-southeast of the Louisiana Memorial on the south side of the tree line. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John D. Stevenson's 3d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's 3d Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps, and commanded by Col. Benjamin F. Potts.
 
32d Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
32d 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."