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

Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 19, 1863.

Union Position Tablet

 
 
Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 19, 1863. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 19, 1863. Marker
Inscription. This brigade, with skirmishers in advance, was formed behind the crest of the ridge immediately north of Mint Spring Bayou. In order from right to left as follows: 37th Ohio, 4th West Virginia, 47th Ohio, in line, and the 30th Ohio in reserve. The brigade connected closely with Steele’s Division on its right, and with Giles A. Smith’s Brigade on its left. This brigade moved promptly at the appointed time, 2 p.m. Its left two regiments advanced close to the Confederate intrenchment where their colors remained until after dark. The right regiment was unable to cross the ravine in its front, on account of obstacles, but covered the left in its advanced position by a heavy fire. When the line moved forward the reserve regiment advanced to the crest of the hill and began firing. After dark the brigade retired under orders to the position where it formed for the assault. This tablet marks the farthest advance of the 4th West Virginia. Casualties: 30th Ohio, wounded 9; 37th Ohio, killed 14, wounded 35, total 49. Lieuts. Gustav A. Wintzer and Sebaldus Hassler killed; 47th Ohio, killed 13, wounded 40, missing 6, total 59, Lieut. Edward N. Bernard killed, Lieut. Jonathan Casto mortally wounded; 4th West Virginia, killed 27, wounded 10, total 137, Maj. Arza M. Goodspeed killed, Lieut. Finley D. Ong mortally wounded; aggregate, killed 54, wounded
View from marker east towards Old Graveyard Road and the Stockade Redan. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. View from marker east towards Old Graveyard Road and the Stockade Redan.
194, missing 6, total 254.
 
Erected by the United States War Department.
 
Location. 32° 22.253′ N, 90° 50.739′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Avenue west of Old Graveyard Road. Touch for map. As of April, 2018, Confederate Avenue from Fort Hill to Graveyard Road is closed to vehicles due to soil erosion. Marker is at or near this postal address: Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Virginia 4th Infantry (here, next to this marker); C.S. McNally's (Arkansas) Battery; (within shouting distance of this marker); Lunette at left of Stockade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Leon Dawson Marks (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana 27th Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); L.L. Mc Laurin (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending Graveyard Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U S Edward C· Washington (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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