• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Virginia Botetourt Artillery

Virginia State Memorial, Botetourt Artillery Marker

Virginia State Memorial, Botetourt Artillery Marker

The Virginia Botetourt Artillery monument is located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, on the southeast corner of North Frontage Road and Iowa Avenue. This unit was attached to Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Capt. Joseph W. Anderson (killed in action 16 May 1863), Capt. J. W. Johnston, Lt. Francis Obenchain, and Lt. J. P. Wright. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 224, Volume II, pages 406 and 643 and Volume III, pages 784, 873, and 965.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park was the last of the first five National Military Parks established by the Congress of the United States during the last quarter of the 19th century.