• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

53rd Indiana Infantry

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Monument is located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, 100 yards north of Illinois Circle on Hall's Ferry Road. Also a marker designating a sharpshooter's line on the south side of John Allen Street 100' off Hall's Ferry Road. This unit was attached to Col. Cyrus Hall's 2nd & Col. Amory K. Johnson's 3rd Brigades of Brig. Gen. Jacob G. Lauman's 4th Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) and was commanded by Col. Walter Q. Gresham.
 
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Union siege lines and Confederate defensive lines were marked during the first decade of the 20th century by many of the veterans who fought at Vicksburg, thus making Vicksburg National Military Park one of the most accurately marked military parks in the world.