• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

6th Kentucky Infantry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Ben H. Helm's Kentucky Brigade, of Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Lt. Col. M. H. Cofer. The regiment arrived in Jackson, MS, on 1 June 1863, and was headquartered near Bolton, MS, on 4 July 1863. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1149.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Union siege lines and Confederate defensive lines were marked during the first decade of the 20th century by many of the veterans who fought at Vicksburg, thus making Vicksburg National Military Park one of the most accurately marked military parks in the world.