10th Iowa Infantry - Vicksburg, Ms.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 32° 21.219 W 090° 50.456
15S E 703169 N 3581685
Quick Description: This metal marker is located across Union Avenue from the Michigan Monument in the Vicksburg National National Battlefield.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2014 6:47:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMMN7Q
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
This metal marker is located across Union Avenue from the Michigan Monument. The marker has oak leaves, acorns, and ribbons around the edge. The State Name "Iowa" appears in a shield with leaves and berries on either side. The rest of the marker inscription reads:

MAY 20 - JUNE 22 1863
In First Ravine East and About
300 Yards Southeast of Marker.

From Wikipedia:

"The 10th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

The 10th Iowa Infantry was organized at Iowa City, Iowa and Montezuma, Iowa, and mustered into Federal service on September 6 (9 companies) and September 28, 1861 (remaining company). The regiment was mustered out on August 15, 1865 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Total enrollment was 1319. The regiment lost 6 officers and 95 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 134 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 235 fatalities. 277 were wounded."
Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of Iowa

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

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