Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Mississippi 43rd Infantry
Col. Richard Harrison
— Hebert's Brigade Forney's Division —
Casualties: killed 25, wounded 33, total 58
Lieut. M.D.L. Hodo killed
Erected by the State of Mississippi.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 32° 21.579′ N, 90° 50.699′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue 0.8 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. C.S. Company C, 2D Alabama Artillery Battalion; (here, next to this marker); C.S. Appeal (Arkansas) Battery; (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Louisiana Redan, On Left of Jackson Road. (about 400 feet away); C S Missouri (about 400 feet away); Affair of the Crater; June 25-26, 1863. (about 400 feet away); Eugene Erwin U.S. Logan's Approach. (about 400 feet away); Pembroke S· Senteny (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Regarding Mississippi 43rd Infantry. The 43rd Infantry Regiment was formed during the summer of 1862 with eleven companies. Some of its members were from Kemper and Noxubee Counties. After fighting at Iuka and Corinth, the unit was assigned to General L. Hebert's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and was captured at Vicksburg in July, 1863. Exchanged, it went on to serve under Generals J. Adams and Lowry, Army of Tennessee. The 43rd participated in various conflicts throughout the Atlanta Campaign, then saw action in Tennessee and North Carolina. It reported 13 killed, 56 wounded, and 156 missing at Corinth, had 483 effectives in February, 1863, and during the Vicksburg siege lost 25 killed and 33 wounded. In December, 1863, only 1 officer and 36 men were present. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered. The field officers were Colonels Richard Harrison and William H. Moore, and Lieutenant Colonels James O.Banks, Richard W. Leigh, and Columbus Sykes.
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 89 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.