• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Battalion Texas Sharpshooters

Texas Units Monument

Texas Units Monument

NPS Photo

Multiple monument located on the north side of Confederate Avenue at the Railroad Redoubt (Park Tour Stop 13). This unit, originally attached to Brig. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner's 3d Military District at Port Hudson, LA, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, was ordered to Jackson, MS, on 4 May 1863, and assigned to Brig. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey'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 Maj. James Burnet. [Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 706; and to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1150.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park was the last of the first five National Military Parks established by the Congress of the United States during the last quarter of the 19th century.