• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Battery Minnesota Light Artillery

Regimental Monument

Regimental Monument

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Bronze plaque on Minnesota State Memorial, and monument located on Union Avenue 250 yards south of the Wisconsin Memorial, across from the McArthur bust.

This unit was attached to Maj. Thomas D. Maurice's Artillery Command, of Brig. Gen'ls John McArthur's and Thomas E.G. Ransom's 6th Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps, and commanded by Lt. Henry Hunter and Capt. William Z. Clayton.
 
1st Minnesota Battery Tablets
1st Minnesota Battery Tablets
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Regimental Plaque, Minnesota State Memorial
Regimental Plaque, Minnesota State Memorial
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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."