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

West Virginia 15th Army Corps

 
 
West Virginia 15th Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. West Virginia 15th Army Corps Marker
Inscription.
2nd Div. 2nd Brigade
Brig. Gen. J.A.J. Lightburn

2nd Div. 3rd Brigade
Fourth Infantry

Col. J.A.J. Lightburn
Col. James H. Dayton

Killed 30, wounded 126, total 156

Major Arza M. Goodspeed
killed

Lt. Findley D. Ong
mortally wounded

 
Erected by the State of West Virginia.
 
Location. 32° 22.192′ N, 90° 50.419′ 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. Giles A. Smith (here, next to this marker); U.S. Battery H, (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois Battery H, (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Battery B, (within shouting distance of this marker); U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugh Ewing
Statue of Arza Goodspeed, West Virginia 15th Army Corps. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. Statue of Arza Goodspeed, West Virginia 15th Army Corps.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 47th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); U S Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
More about this marker. The sculptor for this bronze bust was Aristide Berto Cianfarani.
 
Regarding West Virginia 15th Army Corps. This unit was attached to Brigadier General Hugh Ewing’s 3d Brigade of Major General Francis P. Blair's 2d Division, Major Generals William T. Sherman and Frederick Steel’s XV Army Corps, and was commanded by Colonel James H. Dayton. Major Arza M. Goodspeed was killed during the assault on 19 May 1863.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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