• 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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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.