• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st and 3d Mississippi Infantry [African Descent]

United States African Brigade Tablet

United States African Brigade Tablet

NPS Photo

This unit was attached to Colonels Isaac F. Shepard's (under arrest at the time of the battle of Milliken's Bend), Hermann Lieb's (wounded 7 June 1863), and Lt. Colonel Charles J. Paine's African Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana, under Brigadier Generals Jeremiah C. Sullivan (relieved 3 June 1863) and Elias S. Dennis, and commanded by Lt. Colonel A. Watson Weber. [Refer to Shepard of Missouri and Dennis of Illinois.]

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."