• 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.]

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Graves in Vicksburg National Cemetery

Vicksburg National Cemetery is the largest internment of Civil War dead in the nation. It is the burial place for nearly 17,000 Union soldiers.