• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

6th Mississippi Infantry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen's Grand Gulf, MS, Defense Forces, and commanded by Col. Robert Lowry. At the Battle of Port Gibson, MS, the regiment was attached to Brig. Gen. Martin E. Green's Command, of Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen's Defense Forces, and at Champion Hill it was attached to Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman's (killed in action) and Col. Arthur E. Reynold's 1st Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg. During the Siege of Vicksburg, the unit was attached to Col. Arthur E. Reynold's and Brig. Gen. John Adams' (assumed command 8 June 1863) 1st Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 316, 406, and 643; and Volume III, page 1150.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."