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    National Military Park Mississippi

27th Louisiana Infantry

27th Louisiana Infantry Regimental Monument

27th Louisiana Infantry Regimental Monument

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Monument located on Confederate Avenue approximately 200 yards west of the Stockade Redan (Park Tour Stop 10). During the Greenville Expedition, the regiment was assigned to Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Lee's Reinforced Brigade, of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Afterwards, it was attached to Brig. Gen. Francis A. Shoup's 3d Brigade of Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. Leon D. Marks (killed 22 May 1863), Lt. Col. L. L. McLaurin (killed 22 May 1863), Maj. Alexander S. Norwood (wounded 22 May 1863), and Capt. Joseph T. Hatch. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 226; Volume II, page 128; and Volume III, pages 779, 870, 897, and 966.]
27th Louisiana Infantry Markers
27th Louisiana Infantry Markers
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Did You Know?

Thomas O. Selfridge

Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.