• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

West Virginia Memorial

West Virginia Memorial
West Virginia Memorial
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The state memorial for West Virginia represents the 4th West Virginia Infantry, and commemorates the regiment's commander, Major Arza M. Goodspeed. It is located on Union Avenue south of Graveyard Road.

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."