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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

14th Mississippi Infantry

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From 15 April to 8 May 1863, this unit was headquartered at Canton, MS, and attached to Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman's 1st Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Commanded by Col. G. W. Abert, a detachment was mounted in accordance with Pemberton's orders. At the Battle of Jackson. MS (14 May 1863), the regiment was attached to Brig. Gen. States Rights Gist's Brigade, Col. Peyton H. Colquitt commanding, of Brig. Gen. John Gregg's Defense Force, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Departments of Tennessee and Mississippi, and commanded by Col. Washington L. Doss. During the siege of Vicksburg, it was attached to Col. Arthur E. Reynold's and Brig. Gen. John Adams' (assumed command 8 June 1863) 1st Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 250 and 557; and Volume III, page 1150.]

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."