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

Mower's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863.

Union Position Tablet

 
 
Mower's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Mower's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. Marker
Inscription. Mower's and Matthies’ Brigades of Tuttle's Division were massed for the assault the morning of May 22, on the left of the Graveyard Road and in rear of Blair's Division. The two brigades remained in this position until about 3 p.m., when Mower's Brigade-the 11th Missouri leading, followed by the 47th Illinois, advanced to the assault, by the flank, on the graveyard road, followed by Matthies’ Brigade-the 12th Iowa leading. The flag of the 11th Missouri was placed on the parapet of the Confederate Stockade Redan, close to Gen. Ewing's Headquarters flag: Col. Weber and a few officers and men of that regiment took position in the ditch and on the outside slope of the parapet, but the brigade was compelled to seek shelter from the Confederate fire and was ordered into a ravine, from which it was withdrawn, after dark. This tablet marks the point on the parapet of the stockade redan where the flag of the 11th Missouri was placed. Casualties: 47th Illinois, Killed 5, Wounded 33. Total 38; 5th Minnesota. Killed 2, Wounded 1, Missing 7, Total 10; 11th Missouri, Killed 7, Wounded 85, Total 92, Lieut. Charles H. Brookings Mortally Wounded; 8th Wisconsin, Killed 3, Wounded 17, Missing 22, Total 42, Lieut. Willard D. Chapman Killed, Capt. Stephen Estee Mortally Wounded; Aggregate, Killed 17, Wounded 136, Missing 29. Total 182.
 
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View from near Old Graveyard Road (marker in middle) below the Stockade Redan. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. View from near Old Graveyard Road (marker in middle) below the Stockade Redan.
the United States War Department.
 
Location. 32° 22.195′ N, 90° 50.662′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Old Graveyard Road east of Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at Stockade Redan (Tour Stop #10). Marker is at or near this postal address: Old Graveyard Road, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. (here, next to this marker); U S Missouri 11th Infantry (here, next to this marker); Ohio Thirtieth Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Kilby Smith's Brigade; Assault, May 19,1863. (a few steps from this marker); Illinois. 127th Infantry. (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Ewing's Approach. (a few steps from this marker); U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry (a few steps from this marker); U S Edward C· Washington (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 on Stockade Redan. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Aerial view of Stockade Redan (marker is at about 3 o'clock. image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service
3. Aerial view of Stockade Redan (marker is at about 3 o'clock.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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