13th Louisiana Infantry [African Descent]
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?
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."