• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Confederate Infantry Battalion

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

Originally attached to Brig. Gen. Albert Rust'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, and commanded by Maj. G. H. Forney. At the bombardment of Grand Gulf, MS (29 April 1863), the battalion was attached to Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen's Grand Gulf (MS) Defense Forces, and commanded by Lt. Col. G. H. Forney. At Champion Hill (16 May 1863) the unit was assigned to Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman's (killed 16 May 1863) and Col. Arthur E. Reynold's 1st Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg. During the siege of Vicksburg, the unit was attached to Col. Arthur E. Reynold's and Brig. Gen. John Adams' (assumed command 8 June 1863) 1st Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West. [Refer to page 682, Volume 3 of the WPA Monumentation Books; Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 706, and Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 316 and 642 and Volume III, page 1150.]

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Confederate Headstones, Vicksburg National Cemetery

There are at least three known Confederates buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, two of whom have graves designated by Confederate headstones.