32nd Ohio Infantry
Vicksburg National Military Park
Photo Courtesy of LCWRT Member Paul Fridell
This monument was placed at Battery DeGolyer with two additional markers for the unit showing the locations of the assaults of May 19,1863, and May 2,1863. A three year regiment, the 32nd Ohio was organized at Mansfield, Ohio August 20-September 7, 1861 and mustered in under commander of Colonel Thomas H. Ford. Ford was charged with neglect and dismissed in Nov. of 1862. Col Potts succeeded him in command. They lost 240 men during their service, with 143 dying of disease. The 32nd Ohio Infantry mustered out of service at Louisville, Kentucky on July 20, 1865.
Through the Vicksburg Campaign:
Brig. Gen. John D. Stevenson's 3d Brigade
Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's 3d Division
Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps
Commander Col. Benjamin F. Potts.
THIRTY SECOND INFANTRY
COL. BENJAMIN F. POTTS.
3d BRIG., 3d DIV.,
The Reverse Inscription:
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.