Union Position TabletMower's and Matthies' Brigades of Tuttle's Division were massed for the assault the morning of May 22, on the left of the graveyard road and in rear of Blair's Division. The two brigades remained in this position until about 3 p.m., when Mower's Brigade-the 11th Missouri leading, followed by the 47th Illinois, advanced to the assault, by the flank, on the graveyard road, followed by Matthies' Brigade-the 12th Iowa leading. The flag of the 11th Missouri was placed on the parapet of the Confederate stockade redan, close to Gen. Ewing's headquarters flag: Col. Weber and a few officers and men of that regiment took position in the ditch and on the outside slope of the parapet, but the brigade was compelled to seek shelter from the Confederate fire and was ordered into a ravine, from which it was withdrawn, after dark. This tablet marks the point on the parapet of the stockade redan where the flag of the 11th Missouri was placed. Casualties: 47th Illinois, killed 5, wounded 33. total 38; 5th Minnesota. killed 2, wounded 1, missing 7, total 10; 11th Missouri, killed 7, wounded 85, total 92, Lieut. Charles H. Brookings mortally wounded; 8th Wisconsin, killed 3, wounded 17, missing 22, total 42, Lieut. Willard D. Chapman killed, Capt. Stephen Estee mortally wounded; aggregate, killed 17, wounded 136, missing 29. total 182.
|Placed By||The United States War Department|
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|Date Added||Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 702809 N 3583482|
|Decimal Degrees||32.36991667, -90.84436667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 22.195', W 90° 50.662'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 22' 11.7" N, 90° 50' 39.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Old Graveyard Rd, Vicksburg MS 39183, US|
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