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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

17th Iowa Infantry

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Monument located on Union Avenue 100 yards south of Pemberton Avenue. Also a marker designating a sharpshooter's line located in the mowed bay 1000' northeast of the Minnesota Memorial and a marker designating the camp site located on Union Ave. 700' beyond the Minnesota Memorial. This unit was attached to Col.s Samuel A. Holmes & Green B. Raum's (assumed command 10 June 1863) 2nd Brigade of Brig. Gen'ls Isaac F. Quimby & John E. Smith's (assumed command 2 June 1863) 7th Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps and was commanded by Maj. John F. Walden & Col. David B. Hillis
 
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park was the last of the first five National Military Parks established by the Congress of the United States during the last quarter of the 19th century.