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    Vicksburg

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29th Missouri Infantry

29th Missouri Infantry Regimental Marker

29th Missouri Infantry Regimental Marker

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Multiple monument is located on Union Avenue west of the Navy Memorial, opposite Steele's Statue. Also a marker designating a sharpshooters' line on Union Avenue east of the Navy Memorial. This unit was attached to Colonels Francis H. Manter's and Bernard G. Farrar's (assumed command 13 June 1863) 1st Brigade of Maj. Gen. Frederick Steel's and Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's 1st Division, Maj. Gen'ls William T. Sherman's and Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps, and commanded by Col. James Peckham.
 
29th Missouri Infantry Unit Position Marker
29th Missouri Infantry Unit Position Marker
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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."