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Tour Stop #6 - Thayer's Approach

A view looking down the hill at Thayer\'s Approach from the Confederate lines.
A view looking down the hill at Thayer's Approach from the Confederate lines.

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Quick Facts
Union troops of Gen. John Thayer’s brigade dug an approach trench up the 200-foot high ridge close to the tree line on your right. Just before the end of the siege, the approach reached a Confederate redoubt atop the ridge. Thayer’s infantrymen used the tunnel underneath the road to avoid enemy fire directed against the ridge adjoining the tour route.

*THIS TOUR STOP IS CURRENTLY PART OF A ROAD CLOSURE AND CAN BE SEEN FROM THE TOP OF THE HILL ON CONFEDERATE AVENUE.

Vicksburg National Military Park

Last updated: October 6, 2021