Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 22.
Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.
The Union Army, under command of Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant, was composed of the 13th, 15th, and 17th Corps. The Confederate Army, under command of Lieut. Gen. John C. Pemberton, was composed of Stevenson’s, Forney’s, Smith's and Bowen’s Divisions, and Waul's Texas Legion; Bowen’s Division and the legion, in reserve, were engaged. The two armies were in position on their respective lines as on May 19, except that Waul's Texas Legion had been assigned a position in rear of the left of Lee's Brigade on the left of Stevenson’s Division. After a heavy cannonade by every gun in position on the Union line, assaults were made at 10 a. m.: by the 15th Corps at the Stockade Redan on the Graveyard Road; by the 17th on the right and left of the Jackson Road; and by the 13th at the lunette on the Baldwin’s Ferry Road. The railroad redoubt and the curtain between that redoubt and Fort Garrott; Hall's Brigade of MacArthur’s Division, 17th Corps, advanced close to the Confederate line on the Warrenton Road but did not assault; the colors of the leading regiments were carried close to the Confederate works at every point assaulted. A brigade headquarters flag
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 19.
Location. 32° 21.11′ N, 90° 51.133′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Pemberton Circle and Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Pemberton Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pemberton Circle, 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. Siege Operations, May 23-July 4. (here, next to this marker); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. (here, next to this marker); Engagement at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi, May 17. (a few steps from this marker); John C Pemberton (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16. (a few steps from this marker); Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. (a few steps from this marker); Engagement at Raymond, Mississippi, May 12. (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi, May 1. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Also see . . . Second Assault on the Vicksburg Defenses. National Park Service - Vicksburg National Military Park website entry (Submitted on March 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on April 22, 2018, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.