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    Vicksburg

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2d Missouri Infantry

2d Missouri Infantry Regimental Monument

2d Missouri Infantry Regimental Monument

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Two monuments located on Confederate Avenue north of the Stockade Redan (Park Tour Stop 10), designating the repulses of 19 and 22 May 1863 assaults. Also a multiple monument to Bowen's Division located at the same site, and a multiple monument located on Old Jackson Road at the 3d Louisiana Redan (Park Tour Stop 3). This unit was attached to Col. Francis M. Cockrell's 1st Brigade, of Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Lt. Col. Pembroke Senteny (killed in action 1 July 1863) and Maj. Thomas M. Carter. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 316, 645, and 688; and Volume III, pages 780, 871, and 967.]
 
2d Missouri Infantry Assault Markers
2d Missouri Infantry Assault Markers
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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."