• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

9th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery

This unit was attached to Col. George E. Waring's Post of Columbus, KY of Brig. Gen. Alexander Asboth's 6th Division, District of Columbus (KY), Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut's XVI Army Corps and was commanded by Lt. George R. Brown. A detachment was assigned to Fort Heiman, KY.

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."