• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Bridges' [Arkansas] Cavalry Battalion

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. J. W. Whitfield’s 2d Brigade, of Brig. Gen. William H. (Red) Jackson’s Cavalry Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Maj. Henry W. Bridges. Gen. Jackson’s division was ordered from the Department of Tennessee about 26 May 1863, and headquartered near Canton, MS on 4 June 1863, at Vernon, MS on 13, 18, 21, and 23 June 1863. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1152.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park was the last of the first five National Military Parks established by the Congress of the United States during the last quarter of the 19th century.