• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Charpentier's Alabama Battery

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Winfield S. Featherston's 3d Brigade of Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Capt. Stephen Charpentier. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1151.]

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."