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33rd Illinois Infantry

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33d Illinois Infantry Regimental Marker

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Monument located on Union Avenue, 50 yards south of the railroad bridge. Also a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located 150' south of Clay Street and 150' east of Melborn Place, a marker designating a sharpshooters' line 100' south of Clay Street on the west side of the tour route overpass, and a marker designating a camp site 80' behind Brig. Gen. William P. Benton Relief Portrait on Union Avenue south of the railroad bridge. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William P. Benton's and Col. Henry D. Washburn's (assumed command 31 May 1863) 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen. Eugene A. Carr's 14th Division, Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand's (relieved of command 19 June 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps, and commanded by Col. Charles E. Lippincott. The regiment lost 1 officer and 12 enlisted men wounded at Port Gibson, MS, 1 May 1863; 1 enlisted man killed and 2 enlisted men wounded at Champion Hill, MS, 16 May 1863; 1 officer and 12 enlisted men wounded at the Big Black River Bridge, MS, 17 May 1863; and 13 enlisted men killed, 8 officers and 51 enlisted men wounded in the assault at Vicksburg, MS, 22 May 1863. [Refer to page 557, Volume II the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Union siege lines and Confederate defensive lines were marked during the first decade of the 20th century by many of the veterans who fought at Vicksburg, thus making Vicksburg National Military Park one of the most accurately marked military parks in the world.