• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

54th Indiana Infantry

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Monument is located on Union Avenue 250 yards south of the Iowa Memorial. Also a marker designating a sharpshooter's line off Union Avenue in the woods behind Lauman's Bust at the straight section of the tour road beyond Park Tour Stop #15. This unit was attached to Col. Daniel W. Lindsey's 2nd Brigade of Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus' 9th Division, Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand (relieved of command 19 June 1863) & Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and was commanded by Col. Fielding Mansfield.
 
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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."