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

John H. Forney

Major General C.S.A.

 
 
John H. Forney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. John H. Forney Marker
Inscription.
Commanding Second District
Vicksburg May 4 - July 4, 1863

U.S. Military Academy 1848 – 1852
1st Lieut. 10th Inf. U.S.A. August 25, 1855

Commanding Pioneer Corps
with General Albert Sidney Johnson
in Utah Campaign 1857

Instructor in Military Tactics
Mathematics U.S. Military Academy 1860
Resigned U.S. Army January 23, 1861

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Confederate States Army
Colonel 10th Ala. Inf. June 4, 1861
Brig. General C.S.A. March 10, 1862
Major General C.S.A. October 27, 1862

 
Erected 1951 by the U.S. War Department.
 
Location. 32° 21.233′ N, 90° 51′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue 0.4 miles south of Pemberton Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.S. Moore's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Remembering the Sacrifices (about 600 feet away); Mississippi 40th Infantry
John H. Forney statue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. John H. Forney statue.
(about 700 feet away); Siege Operations, May 23-July 4. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 22. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. (approx. 0.2 miles away); John C Pemberton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Engagement at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi, May 17. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
More about this marker. Sculptor is Steffen Thomas.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry on John Horace Forney. (Submitted on March 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View of the John H. Forney statue looking south. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
3. View of the John H. Forney statue looking south.
Confederate Major General John Horace Forney image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. Confederate Major General John Horace Forney
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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