Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
William Temple Withers
Commander of Artillery
Siege of Vicksburg
Erected 1929 by Family.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 32° 20.969′ N, 90° 51.175′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Memorial is on Confederate Avenue, ¾ mile south of Pemberton Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Dabney H. Maury (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); C.S. Alabama Battery; (about 600 feet away); Company G 1st Light Artillery, Mississippi (about 700 feet away); C.S. Company G, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery; (about 700 feet away); C.S. Landis' (Missouri) Battery; (about 700 feet away); C.S. Miscellaneous; Army of Vicksburg. (about 800 feet away); Robert B. CampbellLieutenant General John C. Pemberton (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Also see . . .
1. General William Temple Withers.
Withers gallantly used his own money to form the 1st Mississippi Light Artillery Brigade, which fought for the Confederacy in the Battle of Vicksburg. Union General Ulysses S. Grant, impressed by his foe’s valiant performance, provided Withers’ family with safe passage to Alabama; however, they lost everything when Union troops burned and destroyed both the Withers and Sharkey plantations. To survive this devastating setback, Withers moved his family to Lexington, Kentucky and purchased Fairlawn Stock Farm.(Submitted on March 2, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Col William Temple Withers (Find A Grave).
During the Civil War William Temple Withers was Colonel of the Mississippi Light Artillery being captured at Vicksburg. After having been exchanged he served at Mobile Bay and was finally forced to surrender at Macon, GA. He rose to the rank of General in the Confederate Army.(Submitted on March 2, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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