• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Terrell's Partisan Company

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Lt. Col. Christopher C. Wilbourn's Command, of Lt. Col. George Gnatt's Cavalry Command, Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner's 3d Military District at Port Hudson, LA, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Capt. V. L. Terrell. This organization was not bottled up in Port Hudson and continued to operate militarily outside of the fortification works. [Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 707; and Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 251.]

Did You Know?

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."