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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

57th Georgia Infantry

57th Georgia Infantry Regimental Monument

57th Georgia Infantry Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park, on former park property in the City Vicksburg, on the west side of Mission 66 approximately 0.1 mile south of Indiana Avenue. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Alfred Cumming’s 3d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson’s Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton’s Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. William Barkuloo. Lts. Thomas J. Dyson, Washington Hobbs, and V. C. Manning were killed in action at the Battle of Champion Hill, 16 May 1863. [Refer to Gen. Alfred Cumming of Georgia and to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 644; and Volume III, pages 872 and 964.]
 
57th Georgia Infantry Marker
57th Georgia Infantry Marker
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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."