• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

31st Louisiana Infantry

31st Louisiana Infantry Regimental Monument

31st Louisiana Infantry Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located on the north side of Confederate Avenue, approximately 0.6 miles east of the Tennessee Memorial. Also, three trench markers located on the north side of Confederate Avenue, starting approximately 0.5 miles east of the Tennessee Memorial, and running east. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William E. Baldwin's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. Charles H. Morrison, Lt. Col. S. H. Griffin (killed in action), and Lt. Col. James W. Draughon. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 225; Volume II, page 407; and Volume III, pages 779, 869, and 966.]
 
31st Louisiana Infantry Marker
31st Louisiana Infantry Marker
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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."