• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery M

Regimental Marker

Regimental Marker

NPS Photo

Multiple monument located on Union Avenue 500 feet beyond the Minnesota State Memorial.

This unit was attached to Capt. Frank C. Sands' Artillery Command, of Brig. Gen'l Isaac F. Quinby's 7th Division, and later to Brig. Gen. John McArthur's Provisional Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps, and commanded by Lt. Junius W. MacMurray. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 1141, 1142, 1148, and 1149.]

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."