78th Ohio Infantry Monument - Vicksburg National Military Park
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N 32° 21.536 W 090° 50.374
15S E 703286 N 3582273
Quick Description: This granite marker is located southeast of the John Logan Memorial. This is at approximately 1.6 miles from the start of the Tour along Union Avenue.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2014 12:07:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMMVKJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
This granite monument is located to the southeast of the John Logan Memorial. The upper section of the monument has the state seal centered on a palm frond. The background of this upper section is rough faced. The right and left side of the central section has a backpack and a bedroll. The front of the central section has a bas relief eagle with a circle of stars in the background. The eagle is perched on a shield where the inscription is carved. Flanking the shield is a sword and a musket. The state name "Ohio" is carved below the shield.

Text on the front of the monument:

2d BRIG. 3d DIV.
17th CORPS.

From Wikipedia:
78th Ohio Infantry

"The 78th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Gilbert in Zanesville, Ohio October 1861 through January 1862 and mustered in for three years service on January 11, 1862 under the command of Colonel Mortimer Dormer Leggett. The regiment was attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, District of West Tennessee, to March 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July 1862. Unattached, District of Jackson, Tennessee, to November 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing, XIII Corps, Department of the Tennessee, to December 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, XVII Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to July 1865. The 78th Ohio Infantry mustered out of service at Louisville, Kentucky on July 11, 1865."
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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