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

U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats;

Fifty Eighth Ohio Infantry

 

—Army of the Tennessee. —

 
<small>U.S. </small> Detached for Service on Gunboats; Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats; Marker
Inscription. This regiment was detailed for service on gunboats by order
 of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, dated February 6, 1863; before 
that date it was attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Corps,
 Army of the Tennessee. Casualties: in the bombardment of 
Grand Gulf, April 29, killed 1, wounded 18, total 19; near Yazoo
 City, May 23, killed 1; near Vicksburg, May 23, wounded 5; near
 Vicksburg, May 27, killed 3, wounded 1, total 4; and during 
remainder of the siege, not reported. Aggregate reported casualties
 in regiment during the campaign and siege, killed 5, wounded 24,
 total 29.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.628′ N, 90° 50.089′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Grant Circle west of Grant Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Grant Circle, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats; (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats;
<small>U.S. </small> Detached for Service on Gunboats; Marker on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats; Marker on right.
(here, next to this marker); Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi, May 1. (a few steps from this marker); Engagement at Raymond, Mississippi, May 12. (within shouting distance of this marker); Ulysses S. Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16. (within shouting distance of this marker); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. (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 CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
 
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 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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