• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

43d Georgia Infantry

43d Georgia Infantry Marker

43d Georgia Infantry Marker

NPS Photo

Two iron tablets located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park, on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, on the east side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.3 miles south of All Saints School. During the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, this unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Seth M. Barton’s 1st Brigade, of Maj. Gen'ls. Martin Luther Smith’s and Carter L. Stevenson’s 2d Military District, in Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton’s Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Lt. Col. H. P. Bell (wounded in action) and Maj. H. C. Kellogg. Afterwards, the regiment was assigned 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. Skidmore Harris (killed in action 16 May 1863) and Capt. M. M. Grantham. [Refer to Gen. S. M. Barton of Virginia and to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 644; and Volume III, pages 872 and 964.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park was the last of the first five National Military Parks established by the Congress of the United States during the last quarter of the 19th century.