72d Ohio Infantry
Monument is located on the south side of Union Avenue, approximately 0.4 miles west of Grant Avenue. Also a marker designating the assault of 19 May 1863, located on Graveyard Road 500 ft west of Union Avenue. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Ralph P. Buckland's and Col. William L. McMillen's 1st Brigade, of Brig. Gen. James M. Tuttle's 3d Division, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's XV Army Corps, and commanded by Col. LeRoy Crockett and Maj. Charles G. Eaton.
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The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.