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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In 1903, Massachusetts was the first state to erect a memorial to its soldiers who served during the Vicksburg campaign on the grounds of Vicksburg National Military Park.