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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

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2d Alabama Cavalry

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This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Daniel Ruggles' 1st Military District (headquarters, Columbus, MS), of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Department of the West, and commanded by Lt. Col. J. Cunningham and Capt. R. G. Earle. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 248 and Volume III, page 1143.]

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."