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

Thomas Kilby Smith's Brigade; Assault, May 19,1863.

Union Position Tablet

 
 
Thomas Kilby Smith's Brigade; Assault, May 19,1863. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Thomas Kilby Smith's Brigade; Assault, May 19,1863. Marker
Inscription. This brigade, with skirmishers in advance, was formed about 600 yards in front of the east face of the confederate stockade redan on the graveyard road, on both sides of that road, in the following order: the 83D Indiana with the 127th Illinois in support, under command of Col. Spooner, 83D Indiana, on the right of the road: the 55th Illinois on the left of the 83D Indiana, resting its right on the road; the 54th Ohio on the left of the 55th Illinois, and the 57th Ohio in support. The ground in front was much obstructed by a growth of brush and cane, and by felled trees. The brigade moved promptly at the appointed time - 2 p.m. but its lines were soon broken up by the obstacles encountered and by the rugged character of the ground. The right wing approached close to the salient angle of the stockade redan, a few men getting into the ditch of that work. The left wing halted at the crest of the ridge nearest to the confederate line and advanced companies from each regiment close to that line. Both wings maintained their positions until after dark, when they retired, under orders. This tablet marks the farthest advance of the 83D Indiana. Casualties: 55th Illinois, killed 4, wounded 22, total 26, Lieut. Levi Hill killed; 127th Illinois, killed 8, wounded 31, missing 1, total 40, Lieut. Hiram McClintock killed, Capt. John S. Riddle mortally
View towards marker looking west on Old Graveyard Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. View towards marker looking west on Old Graveyard Road.
wounded; 83d Indiana, killed 10, wounded 46, total 56, Capts. Metellus Calvert and John M. Cresswell killed; 54th Ohio, killed 2, wounded 13, total 15; 57th Ohio, killed 5, wounded 13, total 18; aggregate, killed 29, wounded 125, missing 1, total 155.
 
Erected by the United States War Department.
 
Location. 32° 22.204′ N, 90° 50.655′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Old Graveyard Road east of Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. 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. Illinois. 127th Infantry. (here, next to this marker); Ohio Thirtieth Regiment (a few steps from this marker); U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry (a few steps from this marker); U S Missouri 11th Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Mower's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. (a few steps from this marker); U S Edward C Washington (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Ewing's Approach. (a few steps from this marker); Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .
Marker can be seen along the road behind to stone monument. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
3. Marker can be seen along the road behind to stone monument.
 Wikipedia article on Thomas Kilby Smith. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Thomas Kilby Smith (September 23, 1820 – December 14, 1887) image. Click for full size.
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4. Thomas Kilby Smith (September 23, 1820 – December 14, 1887)
 
 
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, 4. submitted on March 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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