• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

8th Battery Michigan Light Artillery

Unit positions tablet

Michigan Units Monument

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Monument located on Union Avenue at Battery DeGolyer (Park Tour Stop 1). This unit was attached to Maj. Charles J. Stolbrand's Artillery Command, of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's 3d Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps, and commanded by Capt. Samuel DeGolyer (mortally wounded 28 May 1863) and Lt. Theodore W. Lockwood. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 908, 909, 961, and 962.]
 
Unit position marker
8th Michigan Battery Tablet
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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."