11th Battery Ohio Light Artillery
Monument is located on Union Avenue, 50 yards east of Jackson Road. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen'ls Isaac F. Quinby's and John E. Smith's 7th Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps. On 6 June 1863, the battery was attached to Brig. Gen. Nathan Kimball's Provisional Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment), on Maj. Gen'l William T. Sherman's exterior line, and commanded by Capt. Fletcher E. Armstrong. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1148.]
Did You Know?
President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."