• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

6th Missouri Cavalry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Cols. Joseph G. Shelby's (wounded 4 July 1863) and G. W. Thompson's 1st Brigade, of Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke's Division, Lt. Gen. Theophilus H. Holmes' District of Arkansas, in Lt. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's Trans-Mississippi Department, and commanded by Col. G. W. Thompson and Lt. Col. J. C. Hooper. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1244.]

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."