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

Giles A. Smith's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. (HM26HI)

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

N 32° 22.095', W 90° 50.675'

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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. 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.
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Date Added Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 702793 N 3583297
Decimal Degrees32.36825000, -90.84458333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.095', W 90° 50.675'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 5.6999999999999" N, 90° 50' 40.5" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1131 Confederate Ave, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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