• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

Navy Circle

Navy Circle

Navy Circle

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Navy Circle is located on Washington Street, off Exit 1A north of Interstate 20, and overlooks the Mississippi River. The circle is the site of Battery Benton, a Union siege position consisting of two 42-pounder rifled cannon, named after the Union gunboat "Benton" of Admiral Porter's river fleet. The battery dueled with Confederate positions located at South Fort, and sustained casualties when a Confederate shell exploded within its fortifications.
Battery Benton

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Confederate Headstones, Vicksburg National Cemetery

There are at least three known Confederates buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, two of whom have graves designated by Confederate headstones.