• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

38th Iowa Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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Please note: There is no public access to this monument A multiple monument is located at Iowa Circle, former park property in the City of Vicksburg, which is south of Interstate 20 and modern Iowa Avenue. The bronze unit tablet is missing, presumed stolen. Also a marker designating a sharpshooter's line which is placed in "temporary storage" and cannot be returned to its proper position (due to Interstate-20 right-of-way). This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William Vandever's 1st Brigade of Maj. Gen. Francis J. Herron's unattached Division, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee and was commanded by Col. D. Henry Hughs.
 
Unit position marker
Unit position 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."