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    Vicksburg

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1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles [Dismounted]

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This unit was a dismounted command of riflemen attached to Brig. Gen. Evander McNair’s Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French’s Division (organized 21 June 1863), Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Col. R.W. Harper. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1150.]

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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.