Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Mississippi 4th Infantry
Lieut. Col. T.N. Adaire
Capt. Thomas P. Nelson
Baldwin's Brigade Smith's Division
Engaged Port Gibson, May 1
Big Black River Bridge, May 17
Defense May 18-July 4
Capt. William H. Adaire killed
Erected by the State of Mississippi.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 1.
Location. 32° 22.312′ N, 90° 51.346′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Memorial 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. C.S. Company D, (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named C.S. Company D, (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S. Baldwin's Brigade; (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named C.S. Company D, (about 500 Mississippi 1st Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); C.S. Cuibor's (Missouri) Battery; (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named C.S. Company D, (about 600 feet away); Madison Rogers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Regarding Mississippi 4th Infantry. This unit was attached to Brigadier General William E. Baldwin's Brigade, of Major General Martin Luther Smith's Division, Lt. General John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Colonel Pierce S. Layton, Lt. Colonel Thomas W. Adair, and Captain Thomas P. Nelson.
At the Battle of Big Black River Bridge, the regiment was attached to Brigadier General John S. Bowen's Bridgehead Defense Force, and although suffering few killed and wounded, many men were captured, including Major Joseph J. Gee.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.