• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

8th Louisiana Infantry [African Descent]

United States African Brigade Tablet

United States African Brigade Tablet

NPS Photo

This unit was attached to Col. Isaac F. Shepard's (under arrest at the time of the battle of Milliken's Bend), Hermann Lieb's (wounded 7 June 1863), and Lt. Col. Charles J. Paine's African Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana, under Brig. Gen'ls Jeremiah C. Sullivan (relieved 3 June 1863) and Elias S. Dennis, and commanded by Col. Hiram Schofield. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1206, and also Shepard of Missouri and Dennis of Illinois.]

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.