• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

2d Mississippi Cavalry State Troops

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Daniel Ruggles' 1st Military District, headquartered at Columbus, MS, of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Department of the West, and commanded by Col. J. F. Smith. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 189 and 248; and Volume III, page 1119.]

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."