• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

17th Missouri Infantry

17th Missouri Infantry Regimental Marker

17th Missouri Infantry Regimental Marker

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Monument designating the assault of 22 May 1863, is located on the steep slope between Union Avenue and Confederate Avenue on the left of side of Thayer's Approach (Park Tour Stop #6). Also a monument designating a sharpshooters' line located on the south side of Union Avenue approximately 0.8 miles west of Thayer's Approach (Park Tour Stop #6), and a multiple monument located on the south side of Union Avenue approximately 0.2 miles west of the Navy Memorial (Park Tour Stop #7). This unit was attached to Col. Charles R. Woods' 2d Brigade of Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele's and Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's 1st Division, of Maj. Gen'ls William T. Sherman's and Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps, and commanded by Col. Francis Hassendeubel (killed during the siege), Lt. Col. John F. Cramer, and Maj. Francis Romer.
 
17th Missouri Infantry Unit Position Markers
17th Missouri Infantry Unit Position Markers
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Did You Know?

USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.