Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Serving with Honor
Top right: After the brutal Battle of Milliken's Bend north of here, Captain M. M. Miller declared, "I never more wish to hear the expression: 'The [Negroes] won't fight.'" African American troops had proven their bravery and commitment—and Union public opinion about black soldiers was forever changed.
Background photo: A member of the United States Colored Troops with his family.
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 22.592′ N, 90° 52.082′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Cemetery Road 0.1 miles north of Given Hill Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in the Vicksburg National Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: Cemetery Road, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Final Resting Place, With Dignity (about 300 The Union Fleet (about 400 feet away); Plenty of Firepower - Armor Plated (about 400 feet away); Hog Chains - USS Cairo (about 500 feet away); The Last of it Kind (about 500 feet away); Steering an Ironclad - USS Cairo (about 500 feet away); Pilothouse - USS Cairo (about 500 feet away); Capstan - USS Cairo (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.