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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

21st Louisiana Infantry

21st Louisiana Infantry Regimental Monument

21st Louisiana Infantry Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located on the old Jackson Road behind the Louisiana Memorial near the entrance to Beulah Cemetery (private). At the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, this unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Louis Hébert's 1st Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Dabney H. Maury's Division, Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson's 2d Military District, in Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. During the Yazoo Pass Expedition, a detachment of the regiment was assigned as an unattached organization to Maj. Gen. William W. Loring's Confederate Forces, in Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Afterwards, the regiment was attached to Brig. Gen. Louis Hébert's 1st Brigade, of Maj. Gen. John H. Forney's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Lt. Col. J. T. Plattsmir and Col. Isaac W. Patton. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, pages 226 and 594; Volume III, pages 733, 870, and 965.]
 
21st Louisiana Infantry Marker
21st Louisiana Infantry Marker
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."