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    Vicksburg

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Waul's Texas Legion

Waul's unit marker

Waul's Legion Units Monument

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Monument located on Confederate Avenue south of the Texas State Memorial at Railroad Redoubt (Park Tour Stop 13). The monument for Waul's Texas Legion was constructed at a cost of $300 of which $200 was contributed by Pvt. Henry E. Losey, Company A, 77th Illinois Infantry (Major, U.S.C.T.). With the exception of the cavalry battalion listed previously, the Legion, consisting of the following units, was attached to Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. Thomas N. Waul, who raised and equipped it.

1st Battalion Infantry - Commanded by Maj. Eugene S. Bolling.

2d Battalion Infantry - Commanded by Lt. Col. James Wrigley.

Artillery Company - Commanded by Capt. J. Q. Wall.

Cavalry Detachment - Commanded by Lt. Thomas L. Cleveland.

[Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 594; and Volume III, pages 780, 782, 872, and 965.]

 
Waul's Texas Legion Tablets
Waul's Texas Legion Tablets
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The civilians of Vicksburg endured their first naval bombardment of the Civil War during the summer of 1862?