57th Ohio Infantry
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.
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Vicksburg National Military Park is one of the most heavily monumented parks in the world with over 1330 monuments, markers, tablets, and plaques. The beauty and artistry of its monumentation prompted one Civil War veteran to call Vicksburg National Military Park, "the art park of the world."