Memorial Day Weekend Concert Information
VNMP is hosting 3 outdoor concerts at the Clay Street Visitor Center, May 24, 25, & 26. The VC parking lot will close at 5:00pm those days and NO on-site parking will be allowed. Click 'More' for detailed parking information. More »
1st Mississippi Light Artillery, Company L [Vaiden's Mississippi Battery]
This unit was attached to Col. Edward Higgins' River Defense Batteries, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg. Company A was commanded by Capt. S.C. Bains. On 23 May 1863, detachments of this battery were reassigned to positions in Col. Alexander W. Reynolds', Brig. Gen. Alfred Cumming's, and Brig. Gen. Stephen Dill Lee's sectors of the Vicksburg Perimeter Defensive Lines. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 784, 785, 968, and 1249.]
Did You Know?
The Union siege lines and Confederate defensive lines were marked during the first decade of the 20th century by many of the veterans who fought at Vicksburg, thus making Vicksburg National Military Park one of the most accurately marked military parks in the world.