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72nd Illinois Infantry

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Monument is located on Union Avenue at the second curve beyond the Wisconsin Memorial. Also a marker designating the assault of 19 May 1863 located on Union Avenue at Park Tour Stop #4; a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863 located 100' east of Confederate Avenue south of the Stockade Redan; a marker designating a sharpshooter's line 150' east of Confederate Avenue between the Missouri Memorial and the Glass Bayou Bridge; a marker designating a sharpshooter's line on Union Avenue at Park Tour Stop #4 and a position marker designating the regiment's position on the night of 18-19 May 1863, located on Old Jackson Road on the west side of Illinois Memorial. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Thomas E.G. Ransom's 2nd Brigade of Brig. Gen. John McArthur's 6th Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps and was commanded by Col. Frederick A. Starring.
 
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