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14th Mississippi Battalion Light Artillery, Company B

14th Mississippi Battalion Light Artillery, Company B Regimental Monument

14th Mississippi Battalion Light Artillery, Company B Regimental Monument

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This unit was attached to Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Maj. M.S. Ward. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 781, 785, 870, and 968.]

Company B

Monument located on the north side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.1 mile east of Fort Hill (Park Tour Stop 9).
 
14th Mississippi Battalion Light Artillery, Company B Tablet

14th Mississippi Battalion Light Artillery, Company B Tablet

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Also, an iron tablet located on Fort Hill (Park Tour Stop 9), an iron tablet on the north side of Confederate Avenue, approximately 0.1 mile east of Fort Hill, and a third iron tablet on the north side of Confederate Avenue, approximately 0.1 mile east of the Tennessee Memorial. This unit manned guns on Brig. Gen. John C. Vaughn's sector of the Vicksburg Perimeter Defensive Lines.
 
14th Mississippi Battalion Light Artillery, Company B Tablets
14th Mississippi Battalion Light Artillery, Company B Tablets
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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."