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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

6th Missouri Infantry

6th Missouri Infantry Regimental Monument

6th Missouri Infantry Regimental Monument

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Monument located on the north side of Confederate Avenue, approximately 0.4 mile east of Fort Hill (Park Tour Stop 9), designating the repulse of the 19 May 1863 assault. Also a multiple monument to Bowen's Division located on Confederate Avenue at the Stockade Redan (Park Tour Stop 10), and a multiple monument located on Old Jackson Road at the 3d Louisiana Redan (Park Tour Stop 3). This unit was attached to Col. Francis M. Cockrell's 1st Brigade, of Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. Eugene Erwin (killed in action 25 June 1863) and Maj. S. Cooper. Col. Erwin was Henry Clay's grandson. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 316, 407, 645, and 688; and Volume III, pages 780, 871, and 967.]
 
6th Missouri Infantry Assault Marker and Position Tablet
6th Missouri Infantry Assault Marker and Position Tablet
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Confederate Headstones, Vicksburg National Cemetery

There are at least three known Confederates buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, two of whom have graves designated by Confederate headstones.