• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

27th Arkansas Infantry

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This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. James C. Tappan’s 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. J.R. Shaler. Ordered to northeast Louisiana, the unit reached Monroe, LA, the second week in June 1863. During the fourth week of June 1863, the unit moved against the plantations in Madison Parish, LA, which were growing cotton for the United States Treasury. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1205.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."