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

U S Missouri 12th Infantry

 
 
U S Missouri 12th Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2019
1. U S Missouri 12th Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Assault May 22, 1863
Killed 26, Wd. 82, Total 108
Major Gustavus Lightfoot
Capt. Christian Andel and Lts.
Chas. L. Kasten and Geo. Eggart killed

 
Erected by State of Missouri.
 
Location. 32° 22.313′ N, 90° 51.035′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Memorial 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. Watching the Approach (here, next to this marker); Iowa 26th Infantry (here, next to this marker); U.S. Thayer's Approach. (a few steps from this marker); William W. Martin (a few steps from this marker); Small Work on Left of Shoup's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); C S Missouri Third Battery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louisiana 26th Infantry
U S Missouri 12th Infantry Marker at top of Confederate line. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2019
2. U S Missouri 12th Infantry Marker at top of Confederate line.
(about 400 feet away); Capt. Louis Guion (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding U S Missouri 12th Infantry. This unit was attached to Colonel Charles R. Woods' 2d Brigade of Major General Frederick Steele's and Brigadier General John M. Thayer's 1st Division, of Major General's William T. Sherman's and Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps, and commanded by Colonel Hugo Wangelin. During the assault of 22 May 1863, the regiment lost the following officers: Major Gustavus Lightfoot, Captain Christian Andel, Lt. Charles L. Kasten, and Lt. George Eggert.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Relief sculpture of Gustavus Lightfoot at bottom of Thayer's Approach. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
3. Relief sculpture of Gustavus Lightfoot at bottom of Thayer's Approach.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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