1st Battery Minnesota Light Artillery
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.
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."