• 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?

On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."