• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Mississippi Cavalry, Company H

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Col. John M. Simonton's Task Force Simonton, 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 Capt. Gadi Herron. Originally known as Herron's Company Mississippi Cavalry, this organization was re-designated Co. H, 1st Mississippi Cavalry. [Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 707; and Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 251.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Jefferson Davis served as a United States Congressman, Senator, Secretary of War, and war hero before being called upon to accept the Presidency of the Confederate States.