• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

40th Alabama Infantry Battalion [Sharpshooters]

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

In the Greenville Expedition, the unit was attached to Lt. Col. Samuel W. Ferguson's Combat Team Ferguson, and commanded by Lt. Col. John H. Higley. Later the regiment was assigned to Brig. Gen. Matthew D. Ector's Brigade of Maj. Gen. William H.T. Walker's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West and was commanded by Maj. T.O. Stone. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 128 and Volume III, page 1151.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Union siege lines and Confederate defensive lines were marked during the first decade of the 20th century by many of the veterans who fought at Vicksburg, thus making Vicksburg National Military Park one of the most accurately marked military parks in the world.