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    National Military Park Mississippi

1st West Tennessee Infantry [African Descent]

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This unit was merged into the 6th Tennessee Cavalry, later redesignated as the 1st West Tennessee Cavalry, and attached to Col. Edward Hatch's 2d Brigade, of Col. John K. Mizner's Cavalry Division, of Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge's 2d Division, Maj. Gen. Richard J. Oglesby's Left Wing, XVI Army Corps, District of Corinth, headquartered at LaGrange, TN, and commanded by Lt. Col. William T. Wilson and Col. Fielding Hurst. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1142.]

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Confederate Headstones, Vicksburg National Cemetery

There are at least three known Confederates buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, two of whom have graves designated by Confederate headstones.