• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

30th Alabama Infantry

30th Alabama Infantry Tablet

30th Alabama Infantry Tablet

NPS Photo

Iron tablet located on Confederate Avenue south of the railroad. During the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, the regiment was assigned to Brig. Gen. Edward D. Tracy's Brigade of Maj. Gen'ls. Martin Luther Smith's (until 30 Dec 1862) and Carter L. Steven's 2d Military District in Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Col. Charles M. Shelley.

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Edward D. Tracy's (killed in action 1 May 1863) and Col. Isham W. Garrott's (killed in action 17 June 1863) Brigade of Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen's Confederate Forces at the Battle of Port Gibson, MS. Later the regiment was attached to Brig. Gen. Stephen Dill Lee's (assumed command 3 May 1863) 2d Brigade (Battle of Champion Hill, thereafter reorganized as the 3d Brigade) of Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. Charles M. Shelley and Capt. John C. Francis. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 226; Volume II, pages 406 and 644 and Volume III, pages 778, 872 and 964.]

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.