• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

7th Illinois Cavalry

This unit was engaged in Col. Benjamin H. Grierson's Raid through Mississippi and was commanded by Col. Edward Prince. The unit was headquartered at Baton Rouge, LA.
 
 
Illinois Memorial
Illinois Memorial
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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."