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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Columbus Battery Georgia Artillery

Columbus Battery Regimental Monument

Columbus Battery Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park, on former park property, at the southeast corner of Confederate Avenue and Hall’s Ferry Road in the City of Vicksburg. This unit was attached to Maj. W.C. Preston’s Reserve Artillery of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Capt. Edward Croft. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1152.]

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."