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    Vicksburg

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21st Texas Cavalry

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This unit was attached to Col. William H. Parson's Cavalry Brigade, of Maj. Gen. John G. Walker's Division, Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor's District of Western Louisiana, in Lt. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's Trans-Mississippi Department, and commanded by Col. George W. Carter. This regiment served in northeast Louisiana, and together with the 12th Texas Cavalry, skirmished against the 1st Arkansas Infantry (African Descent) near Goodrich's Landing. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 1199 and 1205.]

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."