This unit was attached to Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner’s 3d Military District at Port Hudson, LA, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton’s Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Col. A. R. Witt (captured), Col. E. L. Vaughn, and Maj. C.M. Cargile. [Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 707, and Edward Cunningham’s The Port Hudson Campaign, 1862 - 1863, page 127.]
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The state of Missouri contributed 27 Union units and 15 Confederate units to the Vicksburg campaign.