• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

3d Kentucky Infantry [Mounted]

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This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Abraham Buford's 2d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. A.P. Thompson and Maj. J. H. Bowman. At the beginning of the Vicksburg Campaign, the brigade was at Port Hudson, LA, reorganized, and ordered to Tullahoma, TN, on or about 15 April 1863, but was recalled on 18 April 1863. Six companies on detached duty acted as rear guard for Brig. Gen. Gregg's withdrawal from the Battle of Raymond, MS (12 May 1863), and formed part of Task Force Thompson, the rear guard for Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's forces at the Battle of Jackson, MS (14 May 1863). The other four companies of the regiment participated in the Battle of Champion Hill on 16 May 1863. On 19 May 1863, the division arrived at Jackson, MS, and was attached to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, at which time the regiment was reunited. [Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 707 and Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 250, 515, 558, and 643, and Volume III, page 1151.]

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USS Cairo ca. 1862

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