• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

25th Iowa Infantry

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Monument located in the Vicksburg National Military Cemetery beyond the gazebo. Also a marker designating the assaults of 22 May 1863, located between Confederate Avenue and Park Tour Stop #6, 300' down slope and a marker designating a sharpshooter's line located in the Vicksburg National Military Cemetery beyond the gazebo. This unit was attached to Col. Charles R. Woods' 2nd Brigade of Maj. Gen.. Frederick Steele & Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's 1st Division, of Maj. Gen'ls William T. Sherman & Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Col. George A. Stone.
 
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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."