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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, March 23, 2018
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 the United States War Department.
 
Location. 32° 21.108′ N, 90° 51.135′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi
Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. Marker is 4th from right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. Marker is 4th from right.
, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Pemberton Circle and Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Pemberton Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pemberton Circle, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Engagement at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi, May 17. (here, next to this marker); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 22. (here, next to this marker); Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16. (a few steps from this marker); John C Pemberton (a few steps from this marker); Siege Operations, May 23-July 4. (a few steps from this marker); Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. (a few steps from this marker); Engagement at Raymond, Mississippi, May 12. (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi, May 1. (a few steps from 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 March 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Vicksburg National Military Park entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Vicksburg National Military Park entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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