• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Sengstak's Alabama Battery

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John C. Moore's Brigade of Maj. Gen. John H. Forney's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg and commanded by Capt. Henry H. Sengstak. The battery served two 6-pdr. guns, one 3-inch rifle, and one 24-pdr. howitzer, on the line of Moore's Brigade in undetermined positions from 18 May 1863 to the end of the defense on 4 July 1863. Casualties reported were 4 killed, 7 wounded, for a total of 11. During the Greenville Expedition (2 April-25 April 1863), two guns of this battery were attached to Lt. Col. Edmund Pettus' Combat Patrol. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 128 and Volume III, pages 781, 782, 871 and 966.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Union siege lines and Confederate defensive lines were marked during the first decade of the 20th century by many of the veterans who fought at Vicksburg, thus making Vicksburg National Military Park one of the most accurately marked military parks in the world.