• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

30th Iowa Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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Multiple monument located on the south side of Union Avenue approximately .6 mile west of Grant Avenue. Also a marker designating a sharpshooter's line located on the south side of Union Avenue approximately .6 miles west of Grant Avenue. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's & Col. Milo Smith's 3rd Brigade of Maj. Gen. Frederick Steel's & Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's 1st Division, Maj. Gen'ls. William T. Sherman & Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Col. Charles H. Abbott (killed 22 may 1863) & Lt. Col. William M.G. Torrence.
 
Unit position markers
Unit position markers
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Did You Know?

USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.