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16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Where was the regiment on
Tuesday, April 28, 1863

On this day the 16th Ohio, along with Gen. P.J. Osterhaus' 9th Division, left their camp at Perkins' Plantation and, it is believed, boarded boats and floated 25 miles down the Mississippi River toward Grand Gulf, Mississippi. Due to rather sketchy accounts, it is assumed the Union force remained on their boats near Hard Times Landing, Louisiana, about three miles up river (west) from Grand Gulf, during the night of April 28.

Period map showing the route of Grant's army, including the 16th Ohio, from Perkins' Plantation to near Hard Times Landing, Louisiana, on April 28, 1863:

Modern day map of the 16th Ohio's float from Perkins' Plantation to Hard Times Landing, Louisiana:

Purple pin - Perkins' Plantation, from where the 16th Ohio and elements of Grant's force embarked on steamboats on April 28, 1863
Blue pin - Hard Times Landing, Louisiana, to where the 16th Ohio, Osterhaus' 9th Division and other elements of Grants force reached and camped on April 29, 1863.

Note: Route shown is approximated along Mississippi River bed as it was in 1863.

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