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68th Ohio Infantry

68th Ohio Infantry 22 May 1863 Assault Marker

68th Ohio Infantry 22 May 1863 Assault Marker

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Monument is located on Jackson Road, just east of Logan's Statue. Also a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located on Old Jackson Road west of the Illinois Memorial. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Mortimer D. Leggett's 2d Brigade (Col. Manning F. Force commanding after 3 June 1863), of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's 3d Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps. The regiment was later attached to Col. Manning F. Force's Brigade of Brig. Gen'l John McArthur's Provisional Division, Maj. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment), on Maj. Gen'l William T. Sherman's exterior line, and commanded by Col. Robert K. Scott. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1148.]

 
68th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
68th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Confederate President Jefferson Davis made his antebellum home in Warren County, just south of Vicksburg.