Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863.

Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. (HM26F2)

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

N 32° 22.194', W 90° 50.662'

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Union Position Tablet

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. A volunteer storming party of 150 men from the regiments of the division, under command of Capt. John H. Groce, 30th Ohio, with Gen. Ewing's headquarters flag carried by Private Howell G. Trogden, 8th Missouri, at the head of the column advanced at 10 a.m., by the flank, on the graveyard road, followed by Ewing's Brigade-the 30th Ohio leading. The headquarters flag was placed on the parapet of the Confederate redan, and the storming party took position in the ditch and on the north face of the parapet. The 30th Ohio advanced close to the angle of the redan but was compelled to seek shelter from the Confederate fire, and the brigade was reformed behind the crest of the ridge, at the left of the road, and about 140 yards from the Confederate line. This position was held continuously, and that night the dead, the wounded and the colors were brought back to it, and intrenchments were begun. This tablet marks the point on the parapet of the Confederate redan where Gen. Ewing's headquarters flag was placed. Casualties: 30th Ohio, killed 6, wounded 43, missing 2, total 51, Capt. Thomas Hayes killed, Lieut. Hiram J. Davis mortally wounded; 37th Ohio, killed 10, wounded 31, total 41; 47th



Ohio killed 6, wounded 26, missing 1, total 33; 4th West Virginia, killed 3, wounded 18, total 19; aggregate, killed 25, wounded 116, missing 3, total 144.
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HM NumberHM26F2
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Placed ByThe United States War Department
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Date Added Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 702809 N 3583480
Decimal Degrees32.36990000, -90.84436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.194', W 90° 50.662'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 11.64" N, 90° 50' 39.72" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Old Graveyard Rd, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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