• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Mississippi Infantry Battalion State Troops [Gregg]

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

At the Battle of Jackson, MS (14 May 1863), this unit, along with civilian volunteers, manned the 17 pieces of artillery emplaced in the earthworks, and acted as the rear guard for Brig. Gen. John Gregg's withdrawal from Jackson. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 558.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park is one of the most heavily monumented parks in the world with over 1330 monuments, markers, tablets, and plaques. The beauty and artistry of its monumentation prompted one Civil War veteran to call Vicksburg National Military Park, "the art park of the world."