61st Tennessee Infantry
Multiple monument located on the north side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.2 miles east of Fort Hill (Park Tour Stop 9). Also, two trench markers located on the north side of Confederate Avenue starting approximately 0.3 miles east of Fort Hill.
This unit was attached to 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, and commanded by Col. Fountain E. Pitts and Lt. Col. James G. Rose. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 224; Volume II, page 689; and Volume III, pages 779, 870, and 966.]
Last updated: April 14, 2015