48th Ohio Infantry
Monument is located on Union Avenue, 200 yards south of the Minnesota Memorial. Also a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located on the north side of Confederate Avenue below the Railroad Redoubt. This unit was attached to Col. William J. Landram's 2d Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Andrew J. Smith's 10th 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. Job R. Parker and Col. Peter J. Sullivan.
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."