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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

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Johnston's Company Tennessee Heavy Artillery

Tennessee Heavy Artillery unit marker

Tennessee Heavy Artillery Units Monument

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Multiple monument located at Fort Hill (Park Tour Stop 9). Also an iron tablet located inside the fortification at Fort Hill. This unit was attached to Col. A. Jackson, Jr.'s and Lt. Col. R. Sterling's 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery, of Col. Edward Higgins' River Defense Batteries, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Capt. T.N. Johnston. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 873 and 968.]
 
Tennessee Heavy Artillery Unit marker
Johnston's Company Tablet
NPS Photo

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

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