• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

3d Mississippi Infantry

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This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Winfield S. Featherston's 3d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Col. Thomas A. Mellon and Maj. Samuel M. Dyer. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, pages 225 and 593; Volume II, pages 250 and 643; and Volume III, page 1151.]

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."