• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

26th Indiana Infantry

Please note: There is no public access to this monument.

A multiple monument is located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, at Iowa Circle which is south of Interstate 20 and modern Iowa Avenue.

Also a marker designating a sharpshooter's line is in storage and cannot be relocated to South Washington Street between South Fort and Navy Circle, a marker designating a sharpshooter's line which is in storage cannot be returned to its proper position due to the Interstate 20 right-of-way, and a marker designating the camp site is placed in storage and cannot be returned to its position on modern Iowa Avenue due to the Interstate 20 overpass. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William Vandever's 1st Brigade of Maj. Gen. Francis J. Herron's unattached Division, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee and was commanded by Col. John G. Clark.

Unit position marker
Unit position marker
NPS Image

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."