• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

59th Indiana Infantry

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Monument is located 100 yards south of the Minnesota Memorial. Also a marker designating the assaults of 22 May 1863, located on Confederate Avenue at the Jewish Cemetery and a marker designating a sharpshooter's line 1300' south-southwest of the Louisiana Memorial in the mowed bay between Union Avenue and Confederate Avenue. This unit was attached to Col. John B. Sanborn's 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen'ls Isaac F. Quinby & John E. Smith's 7th Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps and was commanded by Col. Jesse I. Alexander.
 
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Confederate Headstones, Vicksburg National Cemetery

There are at least three known Confederates buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, two of whom have graves designated by Confederate headstones.