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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

17th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry State Troops

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This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. George B. Cosby's 1st Brigade, of Brig. Gen. William H. (Red) Jackson's Cavalry Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Maj. A. C. Steede. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1152.]

Gen. Jackson's division was ordered from the Department of Tennessee about 26 May 1863, and headquartered near Canton, MS, on 4 June 1863, and at Vernon, MS, on 13, 18, 21, and 23 June 1863.

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Graves in Vicksburg National Cemetery

Vicksburg National Cemetery is the largest internment of Civil War dead in the nation. It is the burial place for nearly 17,000 Union soldiers.