Yost's Ohio Volunteer Battery - Vicksburg, Ms.
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N 32° 21.213 W 090° 50.462
15S E 703160 N 3581674
Quick Description: This simple light grey granite marker is located across from the Michigan Memorial on Union Avenue in the Vicksburg National Military Park.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2014 5:50:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMMN7H
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This simple light grey granite marker is located across from the Michigan Memorial on Union Avenue. The marker is topped by two carved cannons. The seal of Ohio is centered in low relief surrounded by a wreath of leaves and backed by a palm frond. The upper inscription:

Yost's Battery
Capt. Theobald D. Yost
3d Div. 17th Corps

There are two carved rammers with two cannon balls below the upper inscription. The lower inscription is of "Ohio".

From Wikipedia:

"26th Ohio Independent Battery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

The battery was originally organized as Company F, 32nd Ohio Infantry at Camp Dennison near Cincinnati, Ohio in August 1861. The battery was detached on July 20, 1862 under the command of Captain Theobold D. Yost. However, due to being captured at Harpers Ferry, paroled, exchanged, and then reassigned as infantry, then assigned again as artillery to other units, the battery was not permanently detached from the 32nd Ohio Infantry until December 22, 1864. During the Vicksburg Campaign, the battery was known as Yost's Independent Ohio Battery."
Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of Ohio

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

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