|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Vicksburg
Monument for Iowa 21st, 22nd, and 23rd Infantry Regiments
The Iowa 21st and 22nd took the lead in the assault of May 22, 1863. The Iowa 22nd actually planted their colors at a Confederate fortification called the Railroad Redoubt or Fort Beauregard but were driven back after a counterattack. This was the deepest penetration by any Union troops during the attack on May 22. The casualties of the 22nd were also the highest with 27 killed, 118 wounded, and 19 captured. The Iowa 23rd charged the Confederates at the Battle of Big Black River on May 17 - Colonel William Kinsman led the charge and was wounded severely and died of his wounds the following day. This monument is just past the Iowa Monument. Also shown are position markers. The final two assault markers are on the Confederate line at the Railroad Redoubt. This is near the Texas Monument. Photos taken 10/5/08, 5/24/13 and 5/26/13.