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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

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20th Wisconsin Infantry

20th Wisconsin Infantry Regimental Marker

20th Wisconsin Infantry Regimental Marker

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Monument is located outside Vicksburg National Military Park on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, on the lawn in front of Pemberton Plaza on Pemberton Blvd. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William W. Orme's 2d Brigade of Maj. Gen. Francis J. Herron's unattached Division, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee, and commanded by Col. Henry Bertram. [Refer to page 163, Volume 1 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]

Did You Know?

USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.