• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

97th Indiana Infantry

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Monument located on Sherman Circle. This unit was attached to Col. Joseph R. Cockerill's 3rd Brigade of Brig. Gen. William Sooy Smith's 1st Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) and was commanded by Col. Robert F. Catterson.
 
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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."