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    Vicksburg

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4th Louisiana Infantry

4th Louisiana Infantry Regimental Monument

4th Louisiana Infantry Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located on Confederate Avenue at the Louisiana Memorial (Park Tour Stop 11). During the raids, this unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner's 3d Military District at Port Hudson, LA, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Later, the regiment was attached Brig. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French's Division (organized 21 June 1863), Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Col. S. E. Hunter and Lt. Col. William F. Pennington. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 252 and Volume III, page 1150; and to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 706.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The civilians of Vicksburg endured their first naval bombardment of the Civil War during the summer of 1862?