• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

9th Iowa Infantry

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Multiple monument located on the south side of Union Avenue approximately.6 mile west of Grant Avenue. Also markers designating the assaults of 19 May 1863, located on the south side of Union Avenue at Thayer's Approach (Park Tour Stop #6) and on Confederate Avenue in front of the 26th Louisiana Redoubt near the head of Thayer's Approach. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's & Col. Milo Smith's 3rd Brigade of Maj. Gen. Frederick Steel's & Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's 1st Division, Maj. Gen'ls. William T. Sherman & Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Maj. Don A. Carpenter, Capt. Frederick S. Washburn (killed 22 May 1863) & Col. David Carskaddon.
 
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Unit position markers
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Did You Know?

USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.