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

Texas Johnston's Army

Gregg's Brigade

 
 
Texas Johnston's Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
1. Texas Johnston's Army Marker
Inscription.
Brig. General John Gregg
7th Infantry Col. H. B. Granbury
Killed 22, Wounded 73, Missing 63, Total 158
Capt. H. R. Smith killed, Lts. J. C. Kidd
J. K. Taylor and A. R. White mortally wounded
Casualties, Raymond, May 12, 1863
Ector's Brigade
Brig. General M. D. Ector
9th Infantry Col. William H. Young
10th Cav. Dismtd, Lt. Col. C. R. Earp
14th Cav. Dismtd, Col. J. L. Camp
32nd Cav. Dismtd, Col. J. A. Andrews
Maxey's Brigade
Brig. General S. B. Maxey
1st. Batln. Sharpshooters, Major Jas. Burket
2nd Cavalry Brigade
Brig. General J. W. Whitfield
Colonel Lawrence S. Ross
3rd Regiment Colonel J. S. Buggess
6th Regiment Col. Lawrence S. Ross
9th Regiment Colonel D. W. Jones
1st Legion Lt. Colonel J. H. Brooks

 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 20.556′ N, 90° 51.396′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue 0.3 miles west of Union Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. National
Texas Johnston's Army Marker with the Texas Monument in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
2. Texas Johnston's Army Marker with the Texas Monument in background.
Park Service (NPS) Tour Stop 13. Marker is at or near this postal address: Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Briefly Breaching the Line (a few steps from this marker); C.S. Waul's Texas Legion; Army of Vicksburg (a few steps from this marker); Texas Waul's Legion (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S. Hudson's (Mississippi) Battery; (within shouting distance of this marker); Iowa (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S. Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Iowa 21st Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding Texas Johnston's Army. Confederates built this work to protect the Southern Railroad of Mississippi. On the morning of May 22 Union troops assailed this stronghold and forced out the defenders. A detachment of Col. Thomas Waul's Texas Legion counterattacked and, in a savage hand-to-hand fight with bayonets, clubbed muskets, and artillery shells used as grenades drove out the Federals.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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