46th Mississippi Infantry
Monument located on the north side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.2 miles east of the Tennessee Memorial. Also, three trench markers are located on the north side of Confederate Avenue, starting approximately 0.1 mile east of the Tennessee Memorial and running east. At the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, the 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. W. K. Easterling.
During the campaign and siege of Vicksburg, the regiment was attached to Brig. Gen. William E. Baldwin's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. C.W. Sears. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 225; Volume II, page 407; and Volume III, pages 779, 869, and 966.]
Last updated: April 14, 2015