• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

12th Arkansas Sharpshooter Battalion

12th Arkansas Sharpshooter Battalion Position Marker

12th Arkansas Sharpshooter Battalion Position Marker

NPS Photo

Iron marker located on Confederate Avenue south of the Missouri Memorial. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Martin E. Green’s (killed 27 June 1863) and Col. Thomas P. Dockery’s 2d Brigade of Maj. Gen. John S. Bowen’s Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton’s Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Capt. Griff Bayne and Lt. John S. Bell. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 316, 406, 645, and 688 and Volume III, pages 871 and 967.]

Did You Know?

USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.