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

Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19.

Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.

 
 
Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. Marker
Inscription. The Union Army under command of Maj Gen. U. S. Grant was 
composed of three divisions of the 13th, the 15th, and the 17th Corps. The Confederate Army, under command of Lieut. Gen. John C. Pemberton, was composed of Stevenson’s, Forney’s, Smith's, and Bowen’s Divisions, and Waul’s Texas Legion. The 15th Corps was on the right, the 17th in the center, and the 13th on the left of the Union line. Stevenson’s Division held the right Forney’s the center, and Smith's the left of the Confederate line, Bowen's Division and Waul’s Texas Legion were in reserve. But Cockrell's brigade of Bowen’s Division was engaged the Union Army advanced at 2 p m.: only a reconnaissance in force was accomplished at most points along its line. But Blair’s Division of the 15th Corps assaulted the stockade redan on the Graveyard Road and carried the colors of some of its regiments close to both faces of that work and to the curtain immediately west of it. Casualties: Union: killed, 157, wounded 777, missing 8, total 942, fifteen officers killed or mortally wounded. Confederate: not fully reported.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.625′ N, 90° 50.029′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military
Marker is in the far distance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. Marker is in the far distance.
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. Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 22. (a few steps from this marker); Siege Operations, May 23-July 4. (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16. (within shouting distance of this marker); U S Headquarters 16th Corps (Detachment) (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant’s Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Massachusetts Tribute to the 29th, 35th and 36th Regiments Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. (within shouting distance of this marker); Ulysses S. Grant (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service - First Assault on the Vicksburg Defenses (May 19). (Submitted on November 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Last updated on November 30, 2017, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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