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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

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Garland's Mississippi Cavalry Battalion

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This unit was attached to Lt. Col. Christopher C. Wilbourn's Command, of Lt. Col. George Gnatt's Cavalry Command, 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 Maj. William H. Garland. This organization was not bottled up in Port Hudson, and continued to operate militarily outside of the fortification works. In September 1863, the battalion was redesignated as the 14th Confederate Cavalry Battalion. [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 230 and 251.]

Did You Know?

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On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."