• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

55th Tennessee Infantry

Tennessee Units Monument

Tennessee Units Monument

NPS Photo

Multiple monument located on the south side of Confederate Avenue at the Tennessee Memorial. This unit was attached to Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner's 3d Military District at Port Hudson, LA, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Col. A. J. Brown. Later the regiment was transferred to Jackson, MS, consolidated with the 46th Tennessee Infantry regiment, and attached to 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. Alexander J. Brown and Lt. Col. G. B. Black. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 252; and Volume III, page 1150.]

Did You Know?

USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.