• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

53d Tennessee Infantry

Tennessee Units Monument

Tennessee Units Monument

NPS Photo

Multiple monument located on the south side of Confederate Avenue at the Tennessee Memorial. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French's Division (organized 21 June 1863), Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Lt. Col. John R. White. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1150.]

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."