4th Missouri Cavalry, Companies B, C, E, G
These units were attached to the Post of Clinton, KY, of Brig. Gen. Alexander Asboth's 6th Division, District of Columbus (KY), Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut's XVI Army Corps, and commanded by Maj. Gustav Heinrichs. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1139.]
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."