• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Battalion, Engineer Regiment of the West [Missouri]

1st Missouri Engineer Regiment Monument

Regimental Monument

NPS Photo

Multiple monument located on Grant Avenue near Grant Circle.

This unit was attached to Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee, and commanded by Col. Josiah Bissell, Maj. William Tweeddale and Maj. Henry Flad. [Refer to pages 743 and 751, Volume 6 of the WPA Monumentation Books, and Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 472.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

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