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

Mississippi 46th Infantry

 
 
Mississippi 46th Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2019
1. Mississippi 46th Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Col. C.W. Sears

Baldwin's Brigade Smith's Division


Engaged: Port Gibson May 1
Defense May 18-July 4

 
Erected by the State of Mississippi.
 
Location. 32° 22.344′ N, 90° 51.541′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Memorial is on Confederate Avenue 0.8 miles west of Fort Hill Drive, on the left when traveling west. 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. Lynch's Company. (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S. Company D, (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mississippi 1st Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named C.S. Company D, (about 500 feet away); C.S. Company B, (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named C.S. Company D, (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Looking east towards the Mississippi 46th Infantry Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2019
2. Looking east towards the Mississippi 46th Infantry Marker.
Tennessee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Randal W. MacGavock (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding Mississippi 46th Infantry. 46th Infantry Regiment was organized during the fall of 1862 by adding four companies to the six-company 6th (Balfour's) Mississippi Infantry Battalion. In February, 1863, it totalled 407 effectives and served in S.D. Lee's and Baldwin's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. The unit participated in the long Vicksburg siege and was captured on July 4, 1863. After the exchange it was assigned to General Baldwin's, Tucker's, and Sears' Brigade. It fought in the Atlanta Campaign, endured Hood's winter operations in Tennessee, and shared in the defense of Mobile. The regiment had 1 wounded at Chickasaw Bayou and during the Atlanta operations, May 18 to September 5, reported 23 killed, 68 wounded, and 37 missing. It lost 1 killed, 13 wounded, and 16 missing at Allatoona and had many disabled at Franklin. Only a remnant surrendered in May, 1865. The field officers were Colonels William H. Clark and Claudius W. Sears, Lieutenant Colonel William K. Easterling, and Major Constantine Rea.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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