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    Vicksburg

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78th Ohio Infantry

78th Ohio Infantry 22 May 1863 Assault Marker

78th Ohio Infantry 22 May 1863 Assault Marker

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Monument is located on Jackson Road, just south 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 Lt. Col. Greenberry F. Wiles. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1148.]

 
78th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
78th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

In 1903, Massachusetts was the first state to erect a memorial to its soldiers who served during the Vicksburg campaign on the grounds of Vicksburg National Military Park.