• 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)].

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."