• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

14th Battalion Louisiana Sharpshooters

14th Battalion Louisiana Sharpshooters Regimental Monument

14th Battalion Louisiana Sharpshooters Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located on Confederate Avenue at the Louisiana Memorial (Park Tour Stop 11). This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Daniel W. Adams Brigade, of Maj. Gen'l John C. Breckinridge's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Maj. John E. Austin. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1149.]

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."