• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

12th Arkansas Sharpshooter Battalion

12th Arkansas Sharpshooter Battalion Position Marker

12th Arkansas Sharpshooter Battalion Position Marker

NPS Photo

Iron marker located on Confederate Avenue south of the Missouri Memorial. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Martin E. Green’s (killed 27 June 1863) and Col. Thomas P. Dockery’s 2d Brigade of Maj. Gen. John S. Bowen’s Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton’s Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Capt. Griff Bayne and Lt. John S. Bell. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 316, 406, 645, and 688 and Volume III, pages 871 and 967.]

Did You Know?

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."