• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Missouri Cavalry [Dismounted]

1st Missouri Cavalry [Dismounted] Regimental Monuments

1st Missouri Cavalry [Dismounted] Regimental Monuments

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Monument located on Confederate Avenue, 150 yards south of the Arkansas Memorial. Also, a multiple iron tablet designating a sortie on 22 May 1863, located on Confederate Avenue in the northeast end of the Anshe Chesed Jewish Cemetery. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Martin E. Green's (killed 27 June 1863) and Col. Thomas P. Dockery's 2d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. John S. Bowen's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. Elijah Gates (captured and escaped 17 May 1863). [Refer to pages 773-775 and 793, Volume 3 of the WPA Monumentation Books; and Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 316, 645, and 688; and Volume III, pages 871 and 967.]
 
1st Missouri Cavalry [Dismounted] Tablet and Marker
1st Missouri Cavalry [Dismounted] Tablet and Marker
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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."