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    Vicksburg

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5th Kansas Cavalry

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This unit was attached to Colonel Powell Clayton's Cavalry Brigade, of Brigadier General Frederick Salomon's 13th Division, of Major General Benjamin M. Prentiss' District of Eastern Arkansas, Major General Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps, and commanded by Lt. Colonel Wilton A. Jenkins.

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."