• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Col. John P. Hartranft

Col. John P. Hartranft

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Listed on the Pennsylvania State Memorial. The unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Edward Ferrero's 2d Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Robert B. Potter's 2d Division, Maj. Gen. John G. Parke's IX Army Corps (Detachment), on Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Exterior Line and commanded by Col. John P. Hartranft.
 
Pennsylvania State Memorial
Pennsylvania State Memorial
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Pennsylvania State Memorial Plaque
Pennsylvania State Memorial Plaque
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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."