• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

18th Indiana Infantry

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Monument is located on Clay Street opposite the entrance to Vicksburg National Military Park. Also a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located on the slope between Confederate Avenue and the Jewish Cemetery, markers designating sharpshooter's lines on 150' southeast of the Railroad Redoubt and on Union Avenue close to Confederate Avenue south of the railroad bridge and a marker the camp site located 150' down the slope behind the Washburn Relief Portrait, near the railroad. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William P. Benton, Col. Henry D. Washburn (assumed command 31 May 1863) & Col. David Shunk's (assumed command 27 June 1863) 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen. Eugene A. Carr's 14th Division, Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand (relieved of command 19 June 1863) & Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and was commanded by Col. Henry D. Washburn & Capt. Jonathan H. Williams
 
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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."