56th Ohio Infantry
Monument located on Union Avenue, approximately 0.1 mile past Park Tour Stop #15. Also an iron marker designating the secondary approach trench located on the south ridge branch of the mowed bay on the east side of Confederate Avenue, in front of Brig. Gen. Tracy's bust. This unit was attached to Col. James R. Slack's 2d Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Alvin P. Hovey's 12th 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. William H. Raynor.
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.