|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Vicksburg
Monument for Iowa 24th and 28th Infantry Regiments
Both the Iowa 24th and Iowa 28th were heavily engaged at the Battle of Champion Hill east of Vicksburg on May 16, 1863. They also were engaged in the siege of the City. This monument is past the Indiana Monument and before Tour Stop #15. It was cleaned and restored in 2013. Note the "13" at the peak of the monument, which refers to the 13th Corps headed by General John McClernand. Six bronze position markers are also shown. The Camp and Sharpshooter markers are near the road past the Rigby monument. The Advanced Sharpshooter markers are away from the road between the Union and Confederate Lines. Photos taken 5/24/13 and 5/25/13.