• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Smith's Mississippi Partisan Rangers

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Maj. A.H. Chalmers' 18th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry, of Brig. Gen. James R. Chalmers' 5th Military District (headquartered at Panola, MS), Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Department of the West, and commanded by J. W. Smith. Later this organization was redesignated as Co. D, 18th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry State Troops. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 594; Volume II, page 249; and Volume III, page 1144.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

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