• 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?

On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."