Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Iowa 26th Infantry
Assault May 22 1863
Killed 4 Wounded 23 Total 27
Erected by War Department.
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° 22.316′ N, 90° 51.032′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue, 0.4 miles west of Old Graveyard Road, on the right when traveling west. 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. U S Missouri 12th Infantry (here, next to this marker); Watching the Approach (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Thayer's Approach. (a few steps from this marker); Small Work on Left of Shoup's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); William W. Martin (a few steps from this marker); C S Missouri Third Battery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louisiana 26th InfantryCapt. Louis Guion (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Regarding Iowa 26th Infantry. This unit was attached to Brigadier General John M. Thayer's & Colonel Milo Smith's 3rd Brigade of Major General Frederick Steel's & Brigadier General John M. Thayer's 1st Division, Major General's William T. Sherman & Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Colonel Milo Smith (Colonel Smith wore two hats.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.