• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Signal Corps [Stevenson] [Detachment]

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Lt. C. H. Barrott. The Official Records make no reference to the Signal Corps, aside from enumeration. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 873 and 965.]

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."