• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

14th Texas Cavalry [Dismounted]

Texas Units Monument

Texas Units Monument

NPS Photo

Multiple monument located on the north side of Confederate Avenue at the Railroad Redoubt (Park Tour Stop 13). This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Matthew D. Ector's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William H.T. Walker's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Col. J.L. Camp. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1151.]

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."