• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Morton's Tennessee Battery

No Marker Placed

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This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest's Cavalry Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn's Cavalry Corps, Col. Philip D. Roddey's District of North Alabama, in Gen. Braxton Bragg's Department of Tennessee (15 April 1863 - 8 May 1863) and commanded by Capt. J. W. Morton. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 252.]

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."