• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

9th Arkansas Infantry

Marker Missing

Marker Missing

Originally attached to Brig. Gen. Albert Rust’s Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner’s 3d Military District at Port Hudson, LA, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton’s Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Col. Isaac L. Dunlap. The regiment was assigned 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. John Snodgrass. 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. The unit is listed on a regimental marker to Arkansas units in Johnston’s Army of Relief, Department of the West. [Refer to page 799, Book 8 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books; Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 706, and Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 250, and 643 and Volume III, page 1151.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The civilians of Vicksburg endured their first naval bombardment of the Civil War during the summer of 1862?