• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Mississippi Cavalry, Company I

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to the Cavalry command 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. W. V. Lester. Originally known as Company K, 1st Mississippi Cavalry, the regiment was re-designated as Company I. [Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 707.]

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.