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

Buckland's Brigade; Assaults, May 19 and May 22, 1863.

Union Position Tablet.

 
 
Buckland's Brigade; Assaults, May 19 and May 22, 1863. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Buckland's Brigade; Assaults, May 19 and May 22, 1863. Marker
Inscription. The afternoon of May 19, this brigade was in support of Blair's Division–the 72nd Ohio in front on the right of the road and the 95th Ohio in its rear, the 114th Illinois on the left of the road and the 93D Indiana on its left. About dusk that evening, Gen. Blair's Division retired and Gen. Buckland ordered pickets and guards to the front. The brigade remained, in the advance, in this position until the evening of May 21, when it was withdrawn, except the 93rd Indiana, which did not withdraw until the morning of May 22. May 22, the brigade, except the 72D Ohio ordered to take position on the left of the advance of Col. Thomas Kilby Smith's Brigade, formed line on the left of the road. This tablet marks the right of the three regiments on that day and the right of the 114th Illinois, the afternoon of May 19. Casualties: May 19, 114th Illinois, killed 2, wounded 10, total 12; 93rd Indiana, killed 1, wounded 5, total 6; 72nd Ohio, killed 1, wounded 13, total 14; 95th Ohio, wounded 2; Aggregate, killed 4, wounded 30, total 34. May 22, 114th Illinois, wounded 2; 93D Indiana, wounded 2; 72D Ohio, wounded 1; 95th Ohio, wounded 4; Aggregate, wounded 9.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.287′ 
View of marker looking west on Old Graveyard Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. View of marker looking west on Old Graveyard Road.
N, 90° 50.478′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Old Graveyard Road 0.1 miles west of Union Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Old Graveyard Road, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Ewing's Approach. (here, next to this marker); Ohio Ninety Fifth Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Iowa 2nd Battery (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Battery B, (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Thirtieth Infantry; (within shouting distance of this marker); Dash of Courage (within shouting distance of this marker); "This is Murder!" (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Battery E, (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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