• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery D

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge's 2d Division, Maj. Gen. Richard J. Oglesby's Left Wing, XVI Army Corps, District of Corinth, headquartered at LaGrange, TN, and commanded by Capt. Henry Richardson. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 1141 and 1142.]

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."