• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

40th Georgia Infantry

40th Georgia Infantry Marker

40th Georgia Infantry Marker

NPS Photo

Iron tablet located at South Fort on South Washington Street. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Seth M. Barton’s 1st Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson’s Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton’s Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. Abda Johnson (wounded in action at the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou) and Lt. Col. R. M. Young. [Refer to Gen. S.M. Barton of Virginia and to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 224; Volume II, page 644; and Volume III, pages 872 and 964.]

Did You Know?

USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.