Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863.
Union Position Tablet
Blair's Division was massed for the assault, the morning of May 22, on the left of the Graveyard Road and about 900 yards from the Confederate Stockade Redan. A volunteer storming party of 150 men from the regiments of the division, under command of Capt. John H. Groce, 30th Ohio, with Gen. Ewing's Headquarters flag carried by Private Howell G. Trogden, 8th Missouri, at the head of the column advanced at 10 a.m., by the flank, on the graveyard road, followed by Ewing’s Brigade-the 30th Ohio leading. The Headquarters flag was placed on the parapet of the Confederate Redan, and the storming party took position in the ditch and on the north face of the parapet. The 30th Ohio advanced close to the angle of the redan but was compelled to seek shelter from the Confederate fire, and the brigade was reformed behind the crest of the ridge, at the left of the road, and about 140 yards from the Confederate line. This position was held continuously, and that night the dead, the wounded and the colors were brought back to it, and intrenchments were begun. This tablet marks the point on the parapet of the Confederate redan where Gen. Ewing’s headquarters flag
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. Marker
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. Marker is furthest of the three.
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was placed. Casualties: 30th Ohio, Killed 6, Wounded 43, Missing 2, Total 51, Capt. Thomas Hayes Killed, Lieut. Hiram J. Davis Mortally Wounded; 37th Ohio, Killed 10, Wounded 31, Total 41; 47th Ohio Killed 6, Wounded 26, Missing 1, Total 33; 4th West Virginia, Killed 3, Wounded 18, Total 19; Aggregate, Killed 25, Wounded 116, Missing 3, Total 144.
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Erected by the United States War Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 22.
Location. 32° 22.194′ N, 90° 50.662′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Old Graveyard Road east of Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Located at Stockade Redan (Tour Stop #10). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Old Graveyard Road, 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. Mower's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. (here, next to this marker); U S Missouri 11th Infantry (here, next to this marker); Ohio Thirtieth Regiment (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Ewing's Approach. (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Kilby Smith's Brigade; Assault, May 19,1863. (a few steps from this marker); Illinois. 127th Infantry.
(a few steps from this marker); U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); U S Edward C· Washington (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
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3. Aerial view of Stockade Redan (marker is at about 3 o'clock.
Also see . . . National Park Service on Stockade Redan. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.