• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

7th Kentucky Infantry [CS]

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This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Abraham Buford's 2d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. Ed Crossland. At the beginning of the Vicksburg Campaign, the brigade was at Port Hudson, LA, reorganized, and ordered to Tullahoma, TN, on or about 15 April 1863, but was recalled on 18 April 1863, and participated in the Battle of Champion Hill on 16 May 1863. On 19 May 1863, the division arrived at Jackson, MS, and was attached to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West. [Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 707 and to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 250 and 643 and Volume III, page 1151.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

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