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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

38th Arkansas Infantry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. James C. Tappan’s Brigade, of Maj. Gen. John G. Walker’s Division, Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor’s District of Western Louisiana, in Lt. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith’s Trans-Mississippi Department, and commanded by Col. R.G. Shaver. Ordered to northeast Louisiana, the unit reached Monroe, LA, the second week in June 1863. During the fourth week of June 1863, the unit moved against the plantations in Madison Parish, LA, which were growing cotton for the United States Treasury. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1205.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park is one of the most heavily monumented parks in the world with over 1330 monuments, markers, tablets, and plaques. The beauty and artistry of its monumentation prompted one Civil War veteran to call Vicksburg National Military Park, "the art park of the world."