1st Battalion, Engineer Regiment of the West [Missouri]
This unit was attached to Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee, and commanded by Col. Josiah Bissell, Maj. William Tweeddale and Maj. Henry Flad. [Refer to pages 743 and 751, Volume 6 of the WPA Monumentation Books, and Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 472.]
Did You Know?
On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."