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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

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5th Mississippi Infantry State Troops

5th Mississippi Infantry State Troops Regimental Monument

5th Mississippi Infantry State Troops Regimental Monument

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Monument located on the north side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.2 miles east of Fort Hill (Park Tour Stop 9). Also, two trench markers located on the north side of Confederate Ave. starting approximately 0.1 mile east of Fort Hill and running east. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Jeptha V. Harris' Mississippi State Troops, of Brig. Gen. John C. Vaughn's 2d Brigade, Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith's Division, in Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. H.C. Robinson. [Refer to page 895, Volume 3 of the WPA Monumentation Books, and Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 249; and Volume III, pages 779, 870, and 967.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Confederate President Jefferson Davis made his antebellum home in Warren County, just south of Vicksburg.