Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19.

Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. (HM26DI)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 21.108', W 90° 51.135'

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Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.

The Union Army under command of Maj Gen. U. S. Grant was composed of three divisions of the 13th, the 15th, and the 17th Corps. The Confederate Army, under command of Lieut. Gen. John C. Pemberton, was composed of Stevenson's, Forney's, Smith's, and Bowen's Divisions, and Waul's Texas Legion. The 15th Corps was on the right, the 17th in the center, and the 13th on the left of the Union line. Stevenson's Division held the right Forney's the center, and Smith's the left of the Confederate line, Bowen's Division and Waul's Texas Legion were in reserve. But Cockrell's brigade of Bowen's Division was engaged the Union Army advanced at 2 p m.: only a reconnaissance in force was accomplished at most points along its line. But Blair's Division of the 15th Corps assaulted the stockade redan on the Graveyard Road and carried the colors of some of its regiments close to both faces of that work and to the curtain immediately west of it. Casualties: Union: killed, 157, wounded 777, missing 8, total 942, fifteen officers killed or mortally wounded. Confederate: not fully reported.
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HM NumberHM26DI
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Placed ByThe United States War Department
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Date Added Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 702108 N 3581458
Decimal Degrees32.35180000, -90.85225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.108', W 90° 51.135'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 6.48" N, 90° 51' 8.0999999999999" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Pemberton Cir, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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