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41st Alabama Infantry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Ben H. Helm's Kentucky Brigade of Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Col. Martin L. Stansel. The regiment arrived at Jackson, MS, on 1 June 1863, from the Department of Tennessee. On 4 July 1863, the unit was headquartered at Bolton. MS. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1149.]

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."