• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

40th Georgia Infantry

40th Georgia Infantry Marker

40th Georgia Infantry Marker

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Iron tablet located at South Fort on South Washington Street. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Seth M. Barton’s 1st Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson’s Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton’s Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. Abda Johnson (wounded in action at the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou) and Lt. Col. R. M. Young. [Refer to Gen. S.M. Barton of Virginia and to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 224; Volume II, page 644; and Volume III, pages 872 and 964.]

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."