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

U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry

 
 
U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Assault May 19 1863
Casualties
Killed 21 Wounded 49 Total 70
Capt. Edward C. Washington and Lieut. Justus A. Boies
mortally wounded

 
Erected by the United States War Department.
 
Location. 32° 22.208′ N, 90° 50.664′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Old Graveyard Road 0.4 miles west of Union 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. U S Edward C Washington (here, next to this marker); U.S. Ewing's Approach. (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 Missouri 11th Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Mower's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. (a few steps from this marker); Ohio Thirtieth Regiment
U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry Marker looking west. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry Marker looking west.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry. This unit was attached to Colonel Giles A. Smith's 1st Brigade, of Major General Francis P. Blair's 2d Division, Major General's William T. Sherman's and Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps, and commanded by Major Daniel Chase, Captain Edward C. Washington (mortally wounded 19 May 1863), Captain Charles Ewing, and Captain Charles C. Smith. During the assault of 19 May 1863, Captain Washington and Lt. Justus A. Boles were mortally wounded and the unit suffered as a whole 21 killed and 49 wounded.
 
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 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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