49th Indiana Infantry
Monument is located on Union Avenue 250 yards south of the Iowa Memorial. Also a marker designating the assaults of 22 May 1863, located 300' west of Union Avenue on the ridge above the Old Reunion Grounds. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Albert L. Lee (wounded 19 May 1863) & Col. James Keigwin's 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus' 9th Division, Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand (relieved of command 19 June 1863) & Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and was commanded by Maj. Arthur J. Hawhe & Lt. Col. Joseph H. Thornton.
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."