• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

46th Alabama Infantry

46th Alabama Infantry Tablet

46th Alabama Infantry Tablet

NPS Photo

Iron tablet located on Confederate Avenue near Railroad Redoubt. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Edward D. Tracy's (killed 1 May 1863) and Col. Isham W. Garrott's (killed 17 June 1863) Brigade of Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen's Confederate Forces at the Battle of Port Gibson, MS. Later the regiment was attached to Brig. General Stephen Dill Lee's (assumed command 3 May 1863) 2d Brigade (Battle of Champion Hill, thereafter reorganized as the 3d Brigade) of Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. Michael L. Woods (captured 16 May 1863), Lt. Col. Edmund W. Pettus, and Capt. George E. Brewer (assumed command 17 June 1863). [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 406 and 644 and Volume III, pages 778, 825, 872 and 964.]

Did You Know?

Thomas O. Selfridge

Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.