Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Samuel G. French
Cadet U.S. Military Academy 1839
2nd Lt. 3rd Art. June 18 1846
1st Lieutenant March 3 1847
Captain January 12 1848
Resigned May 31 1856
Brigadier General C.S. Army Oct. 23 1861
Major General Aug. 31 1862
Erected 1914 by U.S. Goverment.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 32° 19.103′ N, 90° 53.469′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Memorial is on North Frontage Road 0.1 miles west of Iowa Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located outside Vicksburg National Military Park, on former park property. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Frontage Road, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel B. Maxey (within shouting distance of this marker); Evander McNair (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); C.S. Company C, (about 300 feet away); Louisiana 22nd InfantryC.S. Marks' Company, 22D Louisiana; (approx. 0.4 miles away); "The Widow Blakely" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Louisiana Eighth Battalion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Running the Gauntlet (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
More about this marker. The sculptor was R. Hinton Perry, the cost was $570 for the bronze and $208.91 for the pedestal. It was erected in April, 1914.
Regarding Samuel G. French. General French originally served as a chief of ordnance for the state of Mississippi before he was appointed to brigadier general in October. He received a promotion to major general in August 1862. He served in Virginia and North Carolina before he was sent to Jackson, Mississippi, and transferred to the Army of Tennessee. In October 1864, he commanded the Confederate forces in the Battle of Allatoona in Georgia, which resulted in a Union victory. In the same campaign, he led his division at the Battle of Nashville in December 1864, which resulted in another Union victory. Shortly after, he was relieved from duty for an eye infection. He returned to service at Mobile, Alabama, and he served until the surrender in April 1865.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Samuel G. French. (Submitted on May 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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