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Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Small Work on Left of Shoup's Brigade

Confederate Position Tablet

 
 
Small Work on Left of Shoup's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2019
1. Small Work on Left of Shoup's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  This work and the lines immediately to the right and left of it were held, May 22, 1863, and the assault of the Union force repulsed, by the 26th Louisiana. The 31st Louisiana on the right of Baldwin’s Brigade, assisted in repulsing the assault. A rough stockade in front of this work was begun, June 9, and finished the night of June 11. A trench immediately in rear of the stockade, was completed June 15. A countermine against the Union approach was prepared from the trench, but not fired. Casualties in 26th Louisiana during the defense: killed 28, wounded 44, total 72. Major W. W. Martin, Capt. Felix G. Winder and Lieuts. Numa Arrieux and P. N. Ternier killed.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.31′ N, 90° 51.024′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling east. 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. Iowa 26th Infantry (a few steps from this marker); U S Missouri 12th Infantry
Looking westerly from the marker near Thayer's Approach. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2019
2. Looking westerly from the marker near Thayer's Approach.
(a few steps from this marker); Watching the Approach (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Thayer's Approach. (within shouting distance of this marker); William W. Martin (within shouting distance of this marker); C S Missouri Third Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louisiana 26th Infantry (about 400 feet away); Capt. Louis Guion (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The view east towards Stockade Redan. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2019
3. The view east towards Stockade Redan.
Nearby marker for Major W.W. Griffin, killed here. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2019
4. Nearby marker for Major W.W. Griffin, killed here.
C.S. General Francis Asbury Shoup (March 22, 1834 – September 4, 1896) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
5. C.S. General Francis Asbury Shoup (March 22, 1834 – September 4, 1896)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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