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

U S Edward C Washington

 
 
U S Edward C Washington monument. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. U S Edward C Washington monument.
Inscription.  
Captain Thirteenth Infantry
Mortally wounded May 19
1863

 
Erected 1910 by the United States War Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 22.209′ N, 90° 50.666′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Old Graveyard Road east of Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling west. 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. U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry (here, next to 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 Missouri 11th Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Mower's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863.
The Edward C Washington monument in the distance down Old Graveyard Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. The Edward C Washington monument in the distance down Old Graveyard Road.
Stockade Redan is visible on the right (tour stop #10).
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Thirtieth Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
More about this marker. The sculptor was Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson and the cost of the bronze was $400.
 
Regarding U S Edward C Washington. He was appointed Captain with the regular army on May 14, 1861, and accepted as a Captain June 19, 1861. Assigned to Company A, 13th U.S. Infantry, he was killed in action, leading an assault, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and posthumously brevetted to major.
 
The U S Edward C Washington monument. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
3. The U S Edward C Washington monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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