• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Denson's Company, Louisiana Cavalry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

During the Battle of Arkansas Post (9 January 1863 - 11 January 1863), this unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Churchill's Post of Arkansas. Afterwards, it was assigned to Brig. Gen. James F. Fagan's 2d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Sterling Price's Division, Lt. Gen. Theophilus H. Holmes' District of Arkansas, in Lt. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's Trans-Mississippi Department, and commanded by Capt. W.B. Denson. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1244.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."