Thomas Kilby Smith's Brigade; Assault, May 19,1863.

Thomas Kilby Smith's Brigade; Assault, May 19,1863. (HM26FM)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.204', W 90° 50.655'

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Union Position Tablet

This brigade, with skirmishers in advance, was formed about 600 yards in front of the east face of the confederate stockade redan on the graveyard road, on both sides of that road, in the following order: the 83D Indiana with the 127th Illinois in support, under command of Col. Spooner, 83D Indiana, on the right of the road: the 55th Illinois on the left of the 83D Indiana, resting its right on the road; the 54th Ohio on the left of the 55th Illinois, and the 57th Ohio in support. The ground in front was much obstructed by a growth of brush and cane, and by felled trees. The brigade moved promptly at the appointed time - 2 p.m. but its lines were soon broken up by the obstacles encountered and by the rugged character of the ground. The right wing approached close to the salient angle of the stockade redan, a few men getting into the ditch of that work. The left wing halted at the crest of the ridge nearest to the confederate line and advanced companies from each regiment close to that line. Both wings maintained their positions until after dark, when they retired, under orders. This tablet marks the farthest advance of the 83D Indiana. Casualties: 55th Illinois, killed 4, wounded 22, total 26, Lieut. Levi Hill killed; 127th Illinois, killed 8, wounded 31, missing 1, total 40, Lieut. Hiram McClintock killed, Capt. John S. Riddle mortally

wounded; 83d Indiana, killed 10, wounded 46, total 56, Capts. Metellus Calvert and John M. Cresswell killed; 54th Ohio, killed 2, wounded 13, total 15; 57th Ohio, killed 5, wounded 13, total 18; aggregate, killed 29, wounded 125, missing 1, total 155.
HM NumberHM26FM
Placed ByThe United States War Department
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Date Added Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 702820 N 3583499
Decimal Degrees32.37006667, -90.84425000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.204', W 90° 50.655'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 12.24" N, 90° 50' 39.3" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Old Graveyard Rd, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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