• 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?

President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."