• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

79th New York Infantry

New York State Memorial

New York State Memorial

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Listed on the New York State Memorial. This unit was attached to Col. Daniel Leasure's 3d Brigade of Brig. Gen. Thomas Welsh's 1st Division, Maj. Gen. John G. Parke's IX Army Corps (Detachment) on Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Exterior Line and commanded by Col. David Morrison.
 
New York State Memorial Plaque
New York State Memorial Plaque
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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."