• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

27th Texas Cavalry

Texas Units Monument

Texas Units Monument

NPS Photo

Listed as 1st Legion on the multiple monument located on the north side of Confederate Avenue at the Railroad Redoubt (Park Tour Stop 13). This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John W. Whitfield's 2d Brigade, of Brig. Gen. William H. (Red) Jackson's Cavalry Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Lt. Col. J.H. Brocks. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1152.]

Gen. Jackson's division was ordered from the Department of Tennessee about 26 May 1863, and headquartered near Canton, MS, on 4 June 1863, and at Vernon, MS, on 13, 18, 21, and 23 June 1863.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park was the last of the first five National Military Parks established by the Congress of the United States during the last quarter of the 19th century.