Quitman Battery Mississippi Light Artillery
This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. James R. Chalmers' 5th Military District (headquartered at Panola, MS), Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Department of the West, and commanded by Capt. J. F. Kerr. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1144.]
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."