Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Major 12th Infantry
Killed May 22 1863
Given by E.P. Reichhelm
Erected 1914 by E.P. Reichhelm.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 22, 1863.
Location. 32° 22.453′ N, 90° 50.989′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Union Avenue, 0.8 miles west of Grant Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located at Thayer's Approach, Tour Stop # 6. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Union Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thayer's Approach. (a few steps from this marker); Thayer’s Approach (a few steps from this marker); Iowa 26th Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio 4th Battery, (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Thayer's Approach. (approx. 0.2 miles away); U S Missouri 12th Infantry Watching the Approach (approx. 0.2 miles away); Small Work on Left of Shoup's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
More about this marker. The sculptor was H.H. Kitson. Abbreviation USCI is United States Colored Infantry.
1. Edward P. Reichhelm
Cross research has led to some very interesting historical facts about Edward P Reichhelm, the person who erected this tablet.
He held multiple US Patents and was a representative and, my understanding, the founder of the American Furnace Gas Company which produced products for metal working, finishing, tempering, hardening etc. This company famously made the rotating ovens that gun manufacturers such as Colt Firearms Manufacturing, Smith and Wesson, and Savage used to produce the famous high polished tempered bluing from the 1900s until hot salt bath bluing took over as the primary gun finish. Reichhelm’s obituary, May 6, 1919 states he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant of the 51st United States Colored
Reichhelm was also at another company called the American-Swiss File & Tool Company that made files for metal working such as gunsmiths, jewelers, etc.
— Submitted March 14, 2019, by Ed Simpson of Rogers, Arkansas.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.