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54th Ohio Infantry

54th Ohio Memorial 19 May 1863 Assault Marker

54th Ohio Infantry 19 May 1863 Assault Marker

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Monument is located on Union Avenue, approximately 150 yards south of Grant Avenue. Also a marker designating the assault of 19 May 1863, located on the ridge on the south side of Graveyard Road 400 ft east of the Stockade Redan. This unit was attached to Col. Thomas Kilby Smith's and Brig. Gen. Joseph A.J. Lightburn's (assumed command 24 May 1864) 2d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Francis P. Blair's 2d Division, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's XV Army Corps, and commanded by Lt. Col. Cyrus W. Fisher.

54th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
54th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
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Did You Know?

USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.