Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Marcellus M. Crocker
Commanding Third Brigade
6th Division 17th Corps
March 29 April 30, 1863
Commanding 7th Division
May 1 May 17, 1863
Cadet U.S. Military Academy
July 1, 1847 to Feb 18, 1849
Capt 2nd Iowa INF May 24, 1861
Major May 31, 1861
Lieut Colonel Sept 6, 1861
Col. 13th Iowa Inf. Nov. 2, 1861
Brig. General U.S. Vols Nov. 29, 1862
Died August 26, 1865
Erected 1913 by Federal Government.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 29, 1863.
Location. 32° 21.898′ N, 90° 50.383′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Union Avenue, half a mile north of Jackson Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is 75 yards east of Wisconsin State Memorial. 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. U S Missouri Battery C (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Battery C, (within shouting distance of this marker); U S Missouri (approx. U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Giles A. Smith (approx. 0.3 miles away); West Virginia 15th Army Corps (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S. Battery H, (approx. 0.3 miles away); Illinois Battery H, (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Also see . . . Marcellus Monroe Crocker.
With the outbreak of the Civil War, he entered the army as the captain of the 2nd Iowa Infantry in May 1861. He was promoted to colonel of the 13th Iowa Infantry on December 30, 1861. Crocker fought with distinction in the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862, where he assumed command of a brigade during the first day. He commanded the "Iowa Brigade" at the Second Battle of Corinth in October, 1862. He was promoted to brigadier general on November 29, 1862. The following year, he participated in the Vicksburg Campaign, conducting a raid in Mississippi.(Submitted on March 4, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.