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

Manning F. Force Monument

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

 
 
Manning F. Force Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 3, 2002
1. Manning F. Force Memorial Marker
Inscription.  Manning F. Force-Col. 20th Ohio Infantry, Commanding 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division 17th Corps. June 4-July 4 1863.
 
Erected by Given by his Son.
 
Topics and series. This memorial monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 32° 21.562′ N, 90° 50.456′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Memorial is on Union Ave (within the Vicksburg NMP). The monument is located at the parking lot of the Illinois State Monument. 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. Standing Guard at Jackson Road (a few steps from this marker); Wexford Lodge (Shirley House) (within shouting distance of this marker); Art That Honors (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Logan's Approach (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 11th Battery, (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Illinois State Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 3, 2002
2. Illinois State Monument
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U.S. Battery G, (about 600 feet away); The Mine Explosion (approx. 0.2 miles away); John E. Smith's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Entrance Arch-Vicksburg National Military Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 3, 2002
3. Entrance Arch-Vicksburg National Military Park
Manning F. Force grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 13, 2000
4. Manning F. Force grave marker
He is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati OH, Section 46, Lot 99. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: FORCE, MANNING F. • Rank and organization: Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers • Place and date: At Atlanta, Ga., 22 July 1864 • Entered service at: Cincinnati, Ohio • Date of issue: 31 March 1892 Citation: Charged upon the enemy's works, and after their capture defended his position against assaults of the enemy until he was severely wounded.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 5, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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