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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

6th Kentucky Infantry

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This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Ben H. Helm's Kentucky Brigade, of Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Lt. Col. M. H. Cofer. The regiment arrived in Jackson, MS, on 1 June 1863, and was headquartered near Bolton, MS, on 4 July 1863. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1149.]

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."