• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

10th Missouri Infantry - Union

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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Multiple monument located on Union Avenue north of the Minnesota Memorial. Also a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located on Union Avenue between the Minnesota Memorial and Pemberton Avenue, and a marker designating a sharpshooters' line located in the mowed bay running north and south, 400 yards northwest of the Minnesota Memorial. This unit was attached to Colonels Samuel A. Holmes' and Green B. Raum's (assumed command 10 June 1863) 2d Brigade of Brig. Gen'ls Isaac F. Quimby's and John E. Smith's (assumed command 2 June 1863) 7th Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps, and commanded by Lt. Col. Leonidas Horney (killed 16 May 1863) and Maj. Francis C. Deimling.
 
Assault May 22, 1863; Sharpshooters Line
Assault May 22, 1863; Sharpshooters' Line
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."