• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

13th Louisiana Infantry [African Descent]

United States African Brigade Tablet

United States African Brigade Tablet

NPS Photo

This unit was attached to Col's Isaac F. Shepard's (under arrest at the time of the battle of Milliken's Bend), Hermann Lieb's (wounded 7 June 1863), and Lt. Col. Charles J. Paine's African Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana, under Brig. Gen'ls Jeremiah C. Sullivan (relieved 3 June 1863) and Elias S. Dennis, and commanded by Lt. H. Knoll. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 1205 and 1206, and also Shepard of Missouri and Dennis of Illinois.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."