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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

46th Georgia Infantry

46th Georgia Infantry Regimental Monument

46th Georgia Infantry Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park, on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, at the southeast corner of Confederate Avenue and Hall’s Ferry Road. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Gist’s Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William H.T. Walker’s Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Col. P.H. Colquitt and Capt. T.B. Hancock. During the Battle of Jackson (14 May 1863), Col. Colquitt commanded the brigade in Gen. Gist’s absence, and Capt. Hancock commanded the regiment. [Refer to Gen. S.M. Barton of Virginia and to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 557; 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."