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

Giles A. Smith

 
 
Giles A. Smith Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Giles A. Smith Monument
Inscription.
Upper plaque
Giles A. Smith
Capt. 8th Mo. Inf. June 14 1861
Lieut. Colonel June 12 1862
Brig. Gen. U.S. Vols Aug. 4, 1863
Maj. Gen of Vols. Nov. 24 1865

Lower plaque
Giles A. Smith
Col. 8th Mo. Infantry
Commanding 1st Brigade
2nd Division 15th Corps

 
Erected 1913 by U.S. Government.
 
Location. 32° 22.191′ N, 90° 50.423′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Union Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Union Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); U S Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker); Dash of Courage (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Battery E, (about 500 feet away); "This is Murder!" (about 500 feet away); U.S. Ewing's Approach.
Giles A. Smith Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. Giles A. Smith Monument
(about 600 feet away); U.S. Battery B, (about 600 feet away); Buckland's Brigade; Assaults, May 19 and May 22, 1863. (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
More about this marker. Sculptor: Solon H. Borghlum
Cost: $535 for the bronze bust, $220 for the pedestal.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Giles A. Smith. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View north on Union Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
3. View north on Union Avenue.
Union Major General Giles Alexander Smith image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. Union Major General Giles Alexander Smith
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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