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Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Vicksburg is the Key

 
 
Vicksburg is the Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. Vicksburg is the Key Marker
Inscription. This historic park commemorates the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg during the Civil War. The Union victory here in 1863 established Federal control of the Mississippi River and split the Confederacy in two. Although the war continued for nearly two more years, the battle here turned the tide that led to Union victory in the Civil War.

Vicksburg is the nailhead that holds the South's two halves together.
Jefferson Davis

Vicksburg is the key. The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket
Abraham Lincoln

Photo Captions
Top left: Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America

Top right: Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America

Main photo: Union vessels steam past the defenses of Vicksburg on the night of April 16, 1863.


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National Cemetery Monuments and memorials USS Cairo
 
Erected by Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Location. 32° 20.628′ N, 90° 51.034′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Union Avenue and Clay Street. Touch for map. Located in the visitors center parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle for Vicksburg (here, next to this marker); Artillery, The King of Battle
'Vicksburg is the Key' Marker in Visitors Center parking lot. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. 'Vicksburg is the Key' Marker in Visitors Center parking lot.
(within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 1st Battery, (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 17th Battery. (within shouting distance of this marker); 23rd Wisconsin Infantry Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana 1st Brig. 10th Div. 13th Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana Company C, 4th Cavalry. (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Ninety Sixth Infantry, (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service website - Vicksburg is the Key!. (Submitted on June 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the Vicksburg National Military Park. (Submitted on June 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Nearby Vicksburg National Military Park entrance sign. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Nearby Vicksburg National Military Park entrance sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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