• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

46th Mississippi Infantry

46th Mississippi Infantry Regimental Monument

46th Mississippi Infantry Regimental Monument

NPS Photo

Monument located on the north side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.2 miles east of the Tennessee Memorial. Also, three trench markers are located on the north side of Confederate Avenue, starting approximately 0.1 mile east of the Tennessee Memorial and running east. At the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, the unit was attached to Col. Allen Thomas' Provisional Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Stephen Dill Lee's Provisional Division, Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith's 2d Military District, of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Lt. Col. W. K. Easterling.
 
46th Mississippi Infantry Marker

46th Mississippi Infantry Marker

NPS Photo

During the campaign and siege of Vicksburg, the regiment was attached to Brig. Gen. William E. Baldwin's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. C.W. Sears. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 225; Volume II, page 407; and Volume III, pages 779, 869, and 966.]

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.