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    Vicksburg

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22d South Carolina Infantry

No Marker Placed

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Listed on the South Carolina State Memorial. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Nathan G. Evans' Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French's Division (organized 21 June 1863), Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Lt. Col. J. O'Connell and Capt. A. C. Peace. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1150.]
 
Inscription on South Carolina State Memorial
Inscription on South Carolina State Memorial
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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."