• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

12th Texas Cavalry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Col. William H. Parson's Cavalry Brigade, of Maj. Gen. John G. Walker's Division, Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor's District of Western Louisiana, in Lt. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's Trans-Mississippi Department, and commanded by Lt. Col. A.B. Burleson. This regiment served in northeast Louisiana, and together with the 21st Texas Cavalry, skirmished against the 1st Arkansas Infantry (African Descent) near Goodrich's Landing. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 1199 and 1205.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Union siege lines and Confederate defensive lines were marked during the first decade of the 20th century by many of the veterans who fought at Vicksburg, thus making Vicksburg National Military Park one of the most accurately marked military parks in the world.