• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

27th Iowa Infantry

Iowa State Memorial

Iowa State Memorial

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This unit was attached to Col. James M. True's 3rd Brigade of the 3rd Division, Maj. Gen. Richard J. Oglesby's Left Wing, XVI Army Corps, District of Jackson (TN) and was commanded by Col. James I. Gilbert.

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."