23d Wisconsin Infantry

23d Wisconsin Infantry Regimental Marker
23d Wisconsin Infantry Regimental Marker

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Monument located on Union Avenue at the Memorial Arch. Also markers designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located on the slope between Confederate Avenue and the Jewish Cemetery, and a marker designating the camp site located off the Visitor's Center parking area. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Stephen G. Burbridge's 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen. Andrew J. Smith's 10th Division, Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand's (relieved of command 19 June 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps, and commanded by Col. Joshua J. Guppey and Lt. Col. William F. Vilas. [Refer to pages 5 and 11, Volume 4 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]

The 1st Brigade, in support of Brig. Gen. William P. Benton's 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen. Eugene A. Carr's 14th Division, Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand's XIII Army Corps, attacked the north face of the 2d Texas Lunette on Baldwin's Ferry Road on 22 May 1863, placing its colors close to that work and held its position until relieved by Col. John B. Sanborn's 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen. Isaac F. Quinby's 7th Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps.


Port Gibson, 1 May 1863 - 1 enlisted man WIA.

Champion Hill, 16 May 1863 - 3 enlisted men WIA.

Big Black River, 17 May 1863 - 1 enlisted man WIA.

Vicksburg Assaults, 22 May 1863 - 2 enlisted men KIA, 3 officers and 25 enlisted men WIA, 2 enlisted men captured or missing.

23d Wisconsin Infantry Assault and Camp Markers
23d Wisconsin Infantry Assault Marker, 22 May 1863, and Camp Marker

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Last updated: April 14, 2015

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