3d Mississippi Infantry Battalion State Troops
Monument located on the north side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.1 mile east of Fort Hill (Park Tour Stop 9). Also, two trench markers located on the north side of Confederate Ave., starting just east of Fort Hill and running east. At the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, this unit was attached to Col. Allen Thomas' Provisional Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Stephen Dill Lee's Provisional Division, Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith's 2d Military District, of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Lt. Col. Thomas A. Burgin.
15 April to 8 May 1863, the battalion was attached to Brig. Gen. James R. Chalmers' 5th Military District (headquartered at Panola, MS), Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Department of the West. During the assaults and siege of Vicksburg, the battalion was attached to Brig. Gen. Jeptha V. Harris' Mississippi State Troops, of Brig. Gen. John C. Vaughn's 2d Brigade, Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith's Division, in Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg. [Refer to pages 904-906, of the WPA Monumentation Books and Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 225; Volume II, page 249; and Volume III, pages 779, 870, and 967.]
Last updated: April 14, 2015