• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Arkansas Infantry [African Descent]

Unit position tablet

Unit organizational tablet

NPS Photo

This unit was attached to Colonels Isaac F. Shepard (under arrest at the time of the battle of Milliken’s Bend), Hermann Lieb (wounded 7 June 1863) and Lt. Colpnel Charles J. Paine’s African Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana under Brigadier Generals Jeremiah C. Sullivan (relieved 6/3/63) and Elias S. Dennis and commanded by Lt. Colonel James W. Campbell. [Refer to Gen. Dennis (Illinois) and Col. Shepard (Missouri)].

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Confederate Headstones, Vicksburg National Cemetery

There are at least three known Confederates buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, two of whom have graves designated by Confederate headstones.