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    Vicksburg

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2d Wisconsin Cavalry [7 Companies]

2d Wisconsin Cavalry

2d Wisconsin Cavalry Regimental Marker

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Multiple monument located on Grant Avenue, 100 yards east of Sherman Avenue. This unit was attached to Col. Cyrus Bussey's Cavalry Brigade on Maj. Gen'l William T. Sherman's Exterior Line, and commanded by Col. Thomas Stephens. Arriving at Snyder's Bluff on 13 June 1863, the detachment was ordered to Mechanicsburg (MS) on 26 June 1863. On 29 June 1863, Bussey was ordered to mass his command on Bear Creek, and particularly watch the lower Benton Road and the ford below Birdsong's Ferry. [Refer to pages 769 and 773, Volume 6 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]

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Graves in Vicksburg National Cemetery

Vicksburg National Cemetery is the largest internment of Civil War dead in the nation. It is the burial place for nearly 17,000 Union soldiers.