42d Ohio Infantry
Monument is located on Union Avenue, 125 yards south of the Iowa Memorial. Also markers designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located between Union Avenue and Confederate Avenue in the woods southeast of the Alabama Memorial, and a sharpshooters' line located 400 ft west of Union Avenue on the ridge above the Old Reunion Grounds. This unit was attached to Col. Daniel W. Lindsey's 2d Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus' 9th 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 Lt. Col. Don A. Pardee and Col. Lionel A. Sheldon.
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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."