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

C.S. Waul's Texas Legion; Army of Vicksburg

Colonel T.N. Waul

 
 
C.S. Waul's Texas Legion; Army of Vicksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
1. C.S. Waul's Texas Legion; Army of Vicksburg Marker
Inscription.
First Battalion (Infantry), Lieut. Col. Barnard Timmons
Second Battalion (Infantry), Lieut. Col. James Wrigley
Zouave Battalion (Infantry), Captain J.B. Fleitas
Cavalry Detachment, Lieut. Thomas J. Cleveland
Artillery Company, Captain J.Q. Wall
The legion was at Fort Pemberton, Mississippi, during March and April, 1863. By order of Gen. Pemberton dated May 4 Colonel Waul moved on transports to Snyder's Bluff leaving 300 of his troops at Fort Pemberton. He reported that the part of the legion that entered Vicksburg, May 17, and served in the defense, consisted of eleven infantry companies, one artillery company, a detachment of mounted scouts, and a battalion of attached Zouaves. The afternoon of May 19 the command reported to Gen. Stevenson and was assigned a position in rear of the left of Lee's brigade, that being the most assailable and threatened point on the line of Stevenson's division. It assisted in repulsing the assaults on Gen. Lee's line, May 22 and with a detachment from two of its companies under Major O. Steele (about 35 men led by Colonel Edmund W. Pettus, 20th Alabama), reoccupied the railroad redoubt. Casualties during the defense: killed 47, wounded 190, missing 8, total 245; ten officers reported killed.
 
Erected by National
Brigadier General Thomas Neville Waul image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
2. Brigadier General Thomas Neville Waul
Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 20.566′ N, 90° 51.402′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Avenue 0.2 miles west of Union Avenue. Touch for map. 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. Texas Waul's Legion (a few steps from this marker); Briefly Breaching the Line (a few steps from this marker); Texas Johnston's Army (a few steps from 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Iowa 21st Infantry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Thomas Neville Waul. (Submitted on November 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Marker with Texas Monument on left and Railroad Redoubt on right background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
3. Marker with Texas Monument on left and Railroad Redoubt on right background.
View from Confederate Avenue parking lot towards marker (center) and Texas Monument. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
4. View from Confederate Avenue parking lot towards marker (center) and Texas Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Last updated on November 30, 2017, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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