• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

29th North Carolina Infantry

Tablet on the North Carolina State Memorial

North Carolina State Memorial close-up

NPS Photo

Listed on the North Carolina State Memorial. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Evander McNair's Brigade of Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French's Division (organized 21 June 1863), Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West and was commanded by Lt. Col. William B. Creasman. Lt. Col. Creasman was placed in charge of the defenses of Yazoo City, MS. These troops evacuated the city on 13 July 1863. [Refer to page 122, Volume 1 of the WPA Monumentation Books and Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1083.]

Did You Know?

USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.