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    Vicksburg

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Waddell's Alabama Battery

Waddell's Alabama Battery Tablet

Waddell's Alabama Battery Tablet

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Iron tablet located at Fort Garrott (Tour Stop 14) approximately 0.9 miles south of the railroad bridge on Confederate Avenue. Also iron tablets located at the 3d Louisiana Redan, (Tour Stop 3), and at Railroad Redoubt, approximately 0.2 miles south of the railroad bridge on Confederate Avenue. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Stephen Dill Lee's (assumed command 3 May 1863) 2d Brigade of Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Capt. J. F. Waddell. Three sections of the battery under Lts. T. Jeff Bates, W. D. Emory and R. H. Bellamy, were closely engaged in the Battle of Champion Hill on 16 May 1863. Casualties reported for the campaign and defense of Vicksburg were, 18 killed in action, 40 wounded, and 5 missing, for a total of 63. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 644 and Volume III, pages 783, 785, 872 and 965.]
 
Waddell's Alabama Battery Tablets
Waddell's Alabama Battery Tablets
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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."