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Stevenson's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863.

Union Position Tablet

 
 
Stevenson's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2016
1. Stevenson's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. Marker
Inscription.  This brigade, with fixed bayonets, was formed in two columns of regiments by divisions, the 7th Missouri and 81st Illinois on the right, the 8th Illinois and 32nd Ohio on the left — the 17th Illinois deployed in front as skirmishers. The formation was in a ravine in front of the Confederate line. The columns moved to the assault about 10 A.M., the right led by Capt. Buchanan, the left led by Col. Sturgess and both advanced near to the Confederate entrenchment; the left column was halted and ordered to form a reserve to the right which was ordered to form line, the 81st Illinois on the left of the 7th Missouri. This movement was made under a heavy fire and the men were then ordered to lie down. After a time the fire slackened and the command was ordered forward. The 7th Missouri and the 81st Illinois advanced close to the ditch of the redoubt — some men of the 7th, carrying scaling ladders, getting into the ditch; the Confederate fire was again very severe and both were ordered to retire and reform. The other regiments held their positions until ordered to camp at nightfall. This tablet marks the farthest advance of the right of the
Stevenson's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2016
2. Stevenson's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. Marker
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line of the 7th Missouri. Casualties: 8th Illinois, killed 4, wounded 19, total 23; 17th Illinois, killed 3, wounded 23, total 26; 81st Illinois, killed 18, wounded 80, total 98. Col. James J. Dollins, Lieuts. Zebedee Hammack, William L. Farmer and Hugh Warnock killed, Capt. Cornelius S. Ward and Lieut. Abraham L. Lippincott mortally wounded; 7th Missouri, killed 9, wounded 93, total 102; 32nd Ohio, wounded 23; aggregate, killed 34, wounded 238, total 272.
 
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° 21.451′ N, 90° 50.785′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue south of Pemberton Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. US Capt. Robert Buchanan (here, next to this marker); C.S. Appeal (Arkansas) Battery; (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mississippi 38th Infantry (about 300 feet away); Louisiana (about 400 feet away); The Surrender Interview Site (about 500 feet away); The End In Sight (about 600 feet away); Mississippi 7th Battalion (about 600 feet away); A Formidable Obstacle (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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