• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Stirman's [Arkansas] Sharpshooter Battalion

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen’s Grand Gulf Defense Forces, and commanded by Maj. R. Stirman. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 316.]

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."