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.
Did You Know?
President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."