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

Giles A. Smith's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863.

Union Position Tablet.

 
 
Giles A. Smith's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Giles A. Smith's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. Marker
Inscription. Blair's Division was massed for the assault, the morning of May 22, on the left of the Graveyard Road and about 900 yards from the Confederate stockade redan. At 10 o'clock a.m., this brigade followed Ewing’s by the flank, on the Graveyard Road. When the assault on that road failed, this brigade filed to the left, followed a ravine, running south, for some distance, formed line in the following order from right to left: 6th Missouri, 113th Illinois. (detachment), 116th Illinois, 8th Missouri, 55th Illinois of T. K. Smith's Brigade; advanced and took position about 100 yards from the Confederate line. In the afternoon, in connection with Ransom's Brigade of the 17th Corps, it advanced to the assault but was not able to reach the Confederate line. The ground gained was held, and intrenchments begun on it. This tablet marks the farthest advance of the 8th Missouri, in the afternoon assault. Casualties: 113th Illinois, (detachment), killed 7, wounded 20, total 27; 116th Illinois, killed 1, wounded 8, total 9, Lieut. Nathan W. Wheeler killed, Lieut. Gusten F Hardy mortally wounded; 6th Missouri, killed 2, wounded 13, total 15; 8th Missouri, killed 10, wounded 40, missing 1, total 51; aggregate. killed 20, wounded 81, missing 1, total 102. 55th Illinois of T. K. Smith's brigade, killed 5, wounded 13, total 18.
 
Erected by
View of marker looking south. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. View of marker looking south.
the United States War Department.
 
Location. 32° 22.095′ N, 90° 50.675′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Avenue 0.1 miles south of Old Graveyard Road. Touch for map. Located behind the Missouri State Memorial. 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. U.S. Giles A. Smith's Approach. (a few steps from this marker); Missouri State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Brig. Gen. Martin E. Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Small Redan on Left of Green's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S. Lowe's (Missouri) Battery; (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Brothers Fought (within shouting distance of this marker); Arkansas State Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wisconsin 14th Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Giles A. Smith. (Submitted on April 1, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Union Major General Giles Alexander Smith image. Click for full size.
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3. Union Major General Giles Alexander Smith
 
 
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 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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