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    Vicksburg

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1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters

1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Regimental Monument

1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park, on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, at the southeast corner of Confederate Avenue and Hall’s Ferry Road. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William H.T. Walker’s (promoted Maj. Gen., 27 June 1863) Brigade, of Brig. Gen’l John Gregg’s Defense Force for the Battle of Jackson, MS (14 May 1863), and commanded by Maj. Arthur Shaaff. Later the battalion was assigned to Col. Claudius C. Wilson’s Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William H.T. Walker’s Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Relief, Department of the West. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 558 and Volume III, page 1152.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Union siege lines and Confederate defensive lines were marked during the first decade of the 20th century by many of the veterans who fought at Vicksburg, thus making Vicksburg National Military Park one of the most accurately marked military parks in the world.