• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

34th Iowa Infantry Detachment

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

NPS Image

Iron tablet located at Navy Circle on South Washington Street. A detail of the 34th Iowa under the command of Acting Master J. Frank Reed of the gunboat Benton served two 42-pdr. rifled guns in "Battery Benton" from the morning of 1 July 1863 until the end of the siege. A shell from the Confederate mortar in South Fort exploded in the battery on 1 July 1863 killing 1 & badly wounding 4 enlisted men of the 34th Iowa Infantry detail.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Union siege lines and Confederate defensive lines were marked during the first decade of the 20th century by many of the veterans who fought at Vicksburg, thus making Vicksburg National Military Park one of the most accurately marked military parks in the world.