• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

5th Mississippi Infantry State Troops

5th Mississippi Infantry State Troops Regimental Monument

5th Mississippi Infantry State Troops Regimental Monument

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Monument located on the north side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.2 miles east of Fort Hill (Park Tour Stop 9). Also, two trench markers located on the north side of Confederate Ave. starting approximately 0.1 mile east of Fort Hill and running east. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Jeptha V. Harris' Mississippi State Troops, of Brig. Gen. John C. Vaughn's 2d Brigade, Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith's Division, in Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. H.C. Robinson. [Refer to page 895, Volume 3 of the WPA Monumentation Books, and Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 249; and Volume III, pages 779, 870, and 967.]

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."