• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

4th Iowa Cavalry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

NPS Image

Monument located on Sherman Circle. This unit was attached to Col. Cyrus Bussey's Cavalry Brigade of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's exterior line and was commanded by Lt. Col. Simeon D. Swan.

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."