• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

31st Arkansas Infantry

Marker Missing

Marker Missing

This unit was consolidated with the 25th Arkansas Infantry, and 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 commanded by Col. T.H. McCray. Col. Charles J. Turnbull, listed as in command of the 25th, became second in command under McCray as the 25th and 31st were consolidated during the siege. The unit is listed on a regimental marker to Arkansas units in Johnston’s Army of Relief, Department of the West. [Refer to page 799, Book 8 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books and Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1150.]

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.