• 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.]

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Confederate Headstones, Vicksburg National Cemetery

There are at least three known Confederates buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, two of whom have graves designated by Confederate headstones.