• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

City Guards

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was carried as a miscellaneous unit, attached to Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Capt. E. B. Martin. The Official Records make no reference to the City Guards, aside from enumeration. [Refer to page 666, Volume 3 of the WPA Monumentation Books and Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 873 and 968.]

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."