• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Mississippi Light Artillery, Company I

1st Mississippi Light Artillery, Company I Regimental Monument

1st Mississippi Light Artillery, Company I Regimental Monument

NPS Photo

Attached to Brig. Gen. John C. Moore's 2d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. John H. Forney's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. William T. Withers.
 
1st Mississippi Light Artillery, Company I Tablet

1st Mississippi Light Artillery, Company I Tablet

NPS Photo

Company I

Iron tablet located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park, on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, on the east side of South Confederate Avenue at the entrance to All Saints School, and regimental monument on the east side of South Confederate Avenue approximately 0.1 mile south of All Saints School.

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."