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

Iowa

22nd Infantry

 

2nd Brigade, 14th Division, 13th Corps

 
Iowa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
1. Iowa Marker
Inscription.
Assault May 22, 1863
Sergt. Joseph E. Griffith, Sergt. N. C.
Messenger and about 12 other enlisted men
of the regiment entered this redoubt at
its salient angle where a breach had been
made by the Union Artillery. Remained in-
side the work a short time then
retired to the outside slope of its par-
apet after sustaining severe loss taking
with them as prisoners a Lieut. and about
12 enlisted men.

Casualties
Killed 27, wounded 118, missing 19 total
164, Capt. James Robertson and Lieut.
Matthew A. Robb, killed

 
Location. 32° 20.543′ N, 90° 51.36′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Avenue 0.2 miles west of Union Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.S. Alabama Battery (a few steps from this marker); Illinois. 77th Infantry. (a few steps from this marker); Landram's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. (a few steps from this marker); Iowa 21st Infantry
View of marker from top of the Railroad Redoubt. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
2. View of marker from top of the Railroad Redoubt.
46th Alabama Confederate line marker in background.
(a few steps from this marker); The Railroad Redoubt. (a few steps from this marker); Lawler's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. (a few steps from this marker); Illinois. (a few steps from this marker); C.S. Hudson's (Mississippi) Battery; (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding Iowa. Located on top of the rampart, at the southeast corner of the Railroad Redoubt. This redoubt was constructed to protect the historic "Southern Railroad of Mississippi" leading to or from Vicksburg Federal troops led a successful attack against the Railroad Redoubt on May 22, 1863 Waul's Texas Legion counterattacked and, in savage fighting, drove out the Federals. National Park Service (NPS) Tour Stop 13
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View of marker (on right) atop the Railroad Redoubt. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
3. View of marker (on right) atop the Railroad Redoubt.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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