1st and 3d Mississippi Infantry [African Descent]

United States African Brigade Tablet
United States African Brigade Tablet

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This unit was attached to Colonels Isaac F. Shepard's (under arrest at the time of the battle of Milliken's Bend), Hermann Lieb's (wounded 7 June 1863), and Lt. Colonel Charles J. Paine's African Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana, under Brigadier Generals Jeremiah C. Sullivan (relieved 3 June 1863) and Elias S. Dennis, and commanded by Lt. Colonel A. Watson Weber. [Refer to Shepard of Missouri and Dennis of Illinois.]

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