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Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

U.S. Giles A. Smith's Approach.

 
 
<small>U.S.</small> Giles A. Smith's Approach. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. U.S. Giles A. Smith's Approach. Marker
Inscription.  End of Giles A. Smith's approach to Confederate Lunette in front. Carried to this point July 3, and a galley for a mine started but not finished. Sap-roller at head of approach faced by a Confederate 6-pounder rifled gun in ditch in front of lunette, and perforated three times by its shots.
 
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 July 3.
 
Location. 32° 22.102′ N, 90° 50.678′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue, 0.1 miles south of Old Graveyard Road, on the left when traveling south. Located behind the Missouri State Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Confederate 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. Giles A. Smith's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. (a few steps from this marker); Missouri State Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Brig. Gen. Martin E. Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Small Redan on Left of Green's Brigade.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Here Brothers Fought (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S. Lowe's (Missouri) Battery; (within shouting distance of this marker); Arkansas State Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wisconsin 14th Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Giles A. Smith. (Submitted on April 1, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional keywords. U.S. Giles A. Smith's Approach.
 
Marker can be seen to right, and to rear, of the Missouri State Memorial. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. Marker can be seen to right, and to rear, of the Missouri State Memorial.
<small>U.S.</small> Giles A. Smith's Approach. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
3. U.S. Giles A. Smith's Approach. Marker
Union Major General Giles Alexander Smith image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton
4. Union Major General Giles Alexander Smith
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 1, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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