32nd Ohio Infantry - Vicksburg National Military Park
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N 32° 21.265 W 090° 50.450
15S E 703177 N 3581770
Quick Description: This granite monument is located on the left side of the sidewalk leading to Battery De Golyer. This is about Mile 1.3 along the Tour Road.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 11/8/2014 9:56:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMMVGP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:
This granite monument is located on the left side of the sidewalk leading to Battery De Golyer. The monument is of the shape of a temple with a triangular "gable" supported by two thick "columns". The "gable" has the Ohio State Seal centered upon a palm frond. The dentilation on the "columns" are Minie bullets. A pair of crossed muskets are on each of the "columns" - a canteen appears upon the left set of muskets and a cartridge box on the right. The state name "OHIO" is located in the center section along the bottom. Above the state name is the following inscription:

THIRTY SECOND INFANTRY
COL. BENJAMIN F. POTTS.
3d BRIG., 3d DIV.,
17th CORPS.

The Reverse Inscription:
CASUALTIES
In the Battle of Port Gibson
May 1, 1863,
Sustained No Casualties,

In the Engagement at Raymond,
May 12,
Sustained No Casualties,

In the Engagement at Jackson,
May 14,
Sustained No Casualties

In the Battle of Champion's
Hill, May 16,
Killed 2, Wounded 18, Total 20,

In the Assault, May 19,
Sustained No Casualties

In the Assault, May 22,
Wounded 23,

And During the Siege, Not Reported,

Aggregate Reported Casualties
in Regiment During the Campaign
and Siege, Killed 2, Wounded
41, Total 43.




From Wikipedia:
32th Ohio Infantry

"The 32nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 32nd OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

The 32nd Ohio Infantry was organized at Mansfield, Ohio August 20-September 7, 1861 and mustered in for three years service under the command of Colonel Thomas H. Ford. Company F was permanently detached December 22, 1863 and was thereafter known as the 26th Ohio Battery. A replacement Company F was mustered in April 1864."

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1904

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of Ohio

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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