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

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

Union Position Tablet

 
 
Ransom's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Ransom's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. Marker
Inscription. This brigade was formed for the assault, in columns of regiments by divisions closed in mass, in the following order from right to left: 72D Illinois, 14th Wisconsin, 95th Illinois, 11th Illinois in front, and the 17th Wisconsin in support. The formation was in a ravine about 100 yards in front of the Confederate line and was completed about 11 a.m. At 2:15 p.m. the brigade advanced to the assault and placed the colors of the first named four regiments close to the Confederate line. The 14th Wisconsin approached closet and placed the first flag in front of that line. The position gained was held for a short time when, by order of Gen. Ransom, the brigade, under cover of the fire of the 17th Wisconsin, retired to the ravine in which it was formed, except that six companies of the 14th Wisconsin, directly under the Confederate works, could not be withdrawn until after dark. This tablet marks the farthest advance of that regiment. Casualties: 11th Illinois, killed 3, wounded 30, missing 9, total 42, Lieut. Col. Garrett Nevius killed; 72D Illinois, killed 20, wounded 71, missing 5, total 96, Lieuts. Henry C. Mowry and James A. Bingham killed, Lieut. Col. Joseph C. Wright mortally wounded; 95th Illinois, killed 18, wounded 83, missing 8, total 109, Capts. Jason B. Manzer and Gabriel E. Cornwell killed, Capt. Edward J. Cook and Lieut. James
View of marker, along the tree line, looking north. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. View of marker, along the tree line, looking north.
E. Sponable mortally wounded; 14th Wisconsin, killed 14, wounded 79, missing 4, total 97, Lieut. Colin Miller killed, 17th Wisconsin, killed 2, wounded 12, missing 6, total 20; aggregate, killed 57, wounded 275, missing 32, total 364.
 
Erected by the United States War Department.
 
Location. 32° 22.039′ N, 90° 50.741′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Avenue 0.2 miles south of Old Graveyard Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. 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. Wisconsin 14th Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Arkansas State Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Giles A. Smith's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. (about 500 feet away); U.S. Giles A. Smith's Approach. (about 500 feet away); C.S. Lowe's (Missouri) Battery; (about 500 feet away); Missouri State Memorial (about 500 feet away); Brig. Gen. Martin E. Green (about 600 feet away); Here Brothers Fought (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View looking east from Confederate Avenue to marker, just right of center, in the tree line. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
3. View looking east from Confederate Avenue to marker, just right of center, in the tree line.
Union Brigadier General Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom (November 29, 1834 – October 29, 1864) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. Union Brigadier General Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom (November 29, 1834 – October 29, 1864)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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