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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

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1st Mississippi Infantry

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This unit was attached to Col. John M. Simonton's Task Force Simonton, of Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner's 3d Military District at Port Hudson, LA, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Lt. Col. A.S. Hamilton. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 251.]

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On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."