• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • Union Avenue Road Closure - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Union Avenue will be closed to all activities (walking, biking, jogging, and vehicle tours) between the Memorial Arch and Pemberton Avenue beginning at 6:30 a.m., and remained closed until hazardous tree removal work in the area is completed.

4th Florida Infantry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Marcellus A. Stovall's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Col. L.L. Bowen and Lt. Col. Edward Badger. Transferred from the Department of Tennessee, the consolidated regiment arrived in Jackson, MS, on 1 June 1863. On 4 July 1863, the unit's headquarters was located near Bolton, MS. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1149.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."