58th Ohio Infantry
Monument located at the junction of Union Avenue and Sherman Avenue. At Chickasaw Bayou (26 Dec 1862 - 2 Jan 1863), the regiment was attached to Brig. Gen. Francis P. Blair, Jr.'s 1st Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Frederick Steele's 4th Division, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Expeditionary Force, and commanded by Lt. Col. P. Dister (killed). At Post of Arkansas (9-11 Jan 1863), the regiment was attached to Brig. Gen. Francis P. Blair, Jr.'s, 1st Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Frederick Steele's 1st Division, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's XV Army Corps, of Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand's Army of the Mississippi, and commanded by Capt. B. Benkler. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, pages 229 and 416.]
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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."