• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

24th Iowa Infantry

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Monument located on Union Avenue just beyond Park Tour Stop #15. Also a marker designating a sharpshooter's line located 300' of Fort Garrott and a marker designating the camp site located on Union Avenue behind Park Tour Stop #15. This unit was attached to Col. James R. Slack's 2nd 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. Eber C. Byam & Lt. Col. John Q. Wilds.
 
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Graves in Vicksburg National Cemetery

Vicksburg National Cemetery is the largest internment of Civil War dead in the nation. It is the burial place for nearly 17,000 Union soldiers.