• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

14th Confederate Cavalry Battalion

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Lt. Col. Christopher C. Wilbourn's command, of 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 Maj. William H. Garland. This organization was not under siege at Port Hudson and continued to operate militarily. Originally known as Garland's Mississippi Cavalry Battalion, in September 1863, the battalion was designated as the 14th Confederate Cavalry. [Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 707, and to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 230 and 251.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The civilians of Vicksburg endured their first naval bombardment of the Civil War during the summer of 1862?