• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Improvised Tennessee Infantry Battalion

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

Comprised of details from the 41st, 42d, 48th, 49th, 53d, and 55th Tennessee Infantry Regiments, this battalion was attached to 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 Capt. S.A. Whiteside. [Refer to Edward Cunningham's The Port Hudson Campaign, 1862 - 1863, page 127.]

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."