20th Alabama Infantry
Later the regiment was attached to Brig. Gen. Stephen Dill Lee's (assumed command 3 May 1863) 2d Brigade (Battle of Champion Hill, there after reorganized as the 3d Brigade) of Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. Isham W. Garrott and Lt. Col. Edmund W. Pettus (captured and escaped 5 May 1863). Lt. Col. Pettus was the brother of Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus. Col. Garrott was promoted to Brig. Gen. on 28 May 1863, but died without knowing of it. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 226, Volume II, pages 406 and 644 and Volume III, pages 778, 872 and 964.]
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Jefferson Davis served as a United States Congressman, Senator, Secretary of War, and war hero before being called upon to accept the Presidency of the Confederate States.