• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

26th Iowa Infantry

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Multiple monument located on Union Avenue approximately .6 miles west of Grant Avenue. Also a marker designating the assaults of 19 May 1863, located on the south side of Union Avenue at Thayer's Approach (Park Tour Stop #6); a marker designating the assaults of 22 May 1863, located on Confederate Avenue near the head of Thayer's Approach and a marker designating a sharpshooter's line located on the south side of Union Avenue approximately .6 miles west of Grant Avenue. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's & Col. Milo Smith's 3rd Brigade of Maj. Gen. Frederick Steel's & Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's 1st Division, Maj. Gen'ls. William T. Sherman & Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Col. Milo Smith (Col. Smith wore two hats.)
 
Unit position markers
Unit position markers
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Unit position markers
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

In 1903, Massachusetts was the first state to erect a memorial to its soldiers who served during the Vicksburg campaign on the grounds of Vicksburg National Military Park.