• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Unidentified Companies, Louisiana Cavalry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

Three companies of Louisiana Cavalry were attached to Lt. Col. George Gnatt's 9th Tennessee Battalion, Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner's 3d Military District at Port Hudson, LA, and commanded by Capt. B. F. Bryan, Capt. John B. Cage, and Capt. H. L. Daigre. These companies were not bottled up in Port Hudson and continued to operate militarily outside the fortifications. [Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 706.]

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."