Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Mississippi 37th Infantry
Col. O.S. Holland
— Hebert's Brigade Forney's Division —
Casualties: killed 17, wounded 56, missing 7, total 80
Lieut. J.F.H. Trussell killed
Erected by the State of Mississippi.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 32° 21.928′ N, 90° 50.743′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue 0.4 miles south of Old Graveyard Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Right of Green's Brigade, After June 2. (a few steps from this marker); Ransom's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wisconsin 14th Infantry (about 700 feet away); Giles A. Smith's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Giles A. Smith's Approach. (approx. 0.2 Arkansas State Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Missouri State Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); C.S. Lowe's (Missouri) Battery; (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Regarding Mississippi 37th Infantry. The 37th Infantry Regiment was organized during the spring of 1862 with men recruited in the counties of Clarke, Lowndes, Greene, De Soto, Jasper, and Claiborne. After participating in numerous battles in Mississippi the unit was assigned to General Hebert's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It was captured when Vicksburg fell and during the siege it lost 17 killed, 56 wounded, and 7 missing. Exchanged, the regiment contained 26 officers and 442 men in December, 1863. It then served under Generals Mackall, Cantey, and Featherston in the Army of Tennessee. The 37th fought in the Atlanta Campaign, endured Hood's winter operations in Tennessee, and ended the war in North Carolina. It reported 5 killed and 27 wounded of the 453 engaged at Iuka, had 19 killed and 62 wounded at Corinth, and sustained 81 casualties at Hatchie's Bridge. Many were disabled in Tennessee, and early in 1865 its ten companies were reduced to three and the unit was redesignated the 37th Battalion. It surrendered in April. The field officers were Colonels Orlando S. Holland and Robert McLain; Lieutenant Colonels William S. Patton, Samuel H. Terral, and William W. Wier; and Major John McGee.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.