• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

17th Michigan Infantry

Unit positions marker

Michigan Units Monument

NPS Photo

Multiple monument on Union Avenue opposite the Michigan Memorial. This unit was attached to Col. Henry Bowman's 1st Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Thomas Welch's 1st Division, Maj. Gen. John G. Parke's IX Army Corps (Detachment), on Maj. Gen'l William T. Sherman's exterior line, and commanded by Lt. Col. Constant Luce.

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."