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1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery, Company B [Parks']

Tennessee Heavy Artillery Units Monument

Tennessee Heavy Artillery Units Monument

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Multiple monument located on Confederate Avenue at Fort Hill (Park Tour Stop 9). This unit was attached to Col. Edward Higgins' River Defense Batteries, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. A. Jackson, Jr. and Lt. Col. R. Sterling. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 226; and Volume III, pages 781, 782, 873, and 968.]
 
Company B (Parks') Tablet

Company B (Parks') Tablet

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Company B (Parks') - Iron tablet located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park, in the city of Vicksburg at the northwest corner of Fort Hill Road and Hugo Street. This company served one 32-pdr rifled gun in the Wyman's Hill Battery, and was commanded by Capt. William P. Parks. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 459; and Volume III, pages 1253 and 1254.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The civilians of Vicksburg endured their first naval bombardment of the Civil War during the summer of 1862?