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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Cherokee Battery Georgia Artillery

Cherokee Battery Regimental Monument

Cherokee Battery Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park, on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, on the west side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.1 mile south of Indiana Avenue. Also, an iron tablet located outside the park on the east side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.1 mile south of Hall’s Ferry Road. At the Battle of Champion Hill (16 May 1863) this unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Seth M. Barton’s 1st Brigade. Afterwards, it was assigned to Brig. Gen. Alfred Cumming’s 2d Brigade, both of Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson’s Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton’s Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Capt. M. Van Den Corput. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 872 and 964.]
 
Cherokee Battery Regimental Tablet
Cherokee Battery Regimental 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."