• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

24th Indiana Infantry

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Monument is located on Union Avenue 100 yards south of Fort Garrott. Also a marker designating a sharpshooter's line located on Union Ave. 250' west-southwest of Park Tour Stop #15 and a marker designating the camp site located on Union Avenue at the turn between Park Tour Stops #14 & #15. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. George F. McGinnis' 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen. Alvin P. Hovey's 12th Division, Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand (relieved of command 19 June 1863) & Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and was commanded by Col. William T. Spicely.
 
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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."