• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Alabama Cavalry, 1st Battalion, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Col. Florence H. Cornyn's 3d Brigade, of Col. John K. Mizner's Cavalry Division, Brig. Gen'l Grenville M. Dodge's 2d Division, Maj. Gen. Richard J. Oglesby's Left Wing, XVI Army Corps, District of Corinth, and commanded by Maj. Micajah F. Fairfield. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1143.]

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."