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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

12th Wisconsin Infantry

12th Wisconsin Infantry Regimental Marker

12th Wisconsin Infantry Regimental Monument

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Monument is located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, at (north) Illinois Circle on Hall's Ferry Road, north of Interstate 20. This unit was attached to Col. Amory K. Johnson's 3d Brigade of Brig. Gen. Jacob G. Lauman's 4th Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment), and commanded by Lt. Col. DeWitt C. Poole and Col. George E. Bryant. [Refer to pages 137, 141 and 148, Volume 1 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]

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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."