• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

2nd Battery Iowa Light Artillery

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Monument located on Graveyard Road 100 yards west of Union Avenue. This unit was attached to Capt. Nelson T. Spoor's Artillery Detachment of Brig. Gen. James M. Tuttle's 3rd Division, Maj. Gen'ls. William T. Sherman's & Frederick Steel's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Lt. Joseph R. Reed.
 
 
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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."