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    Vicksburg

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57th Ohio Infantry

57th Ohio Infantry 19 May 1863 Assault Marker

57th Ohio Infantry 19 May 1863 Assault Marker

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Monument is located on Union Avenue, 250 yards south of Grant Avenue. Also a marker designating the assaultsof 19 May 1863 located on the ridge on the south side of Graveyard Road, 500 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 Col. Americus V. Rice (wounded 22 May 1863) and Lt. Col. Samuel R. Mott.

 
57th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
57th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
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Did You Know?

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.