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

Mississippi 37th Infantry

Col. O.S. Holland

 

—Hebert's Brigade   Forney's Division —

 
Mississippi 37th Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Mississippi 37th Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Engaged Defense May 18–July 4
Casualties: killed 17, wounded 56, missing 7, total 80
Lieut. J.F.H. Trussell killed

 
Erected by the State of Mississippi.
 
Location. 32° 21.928′ N, 90° 50.743′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue 0.4 miles south of Old Graveyard Road, on the left 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. Right of Green's Brigade, After June 2. (a few steps from this marker); Ransom's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wisconsin 14th Infantry (about 700 feet away); Giles A. Smith's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Giles A. Smith's Approach. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arkansas State Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Missouri State Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); C.S. Lowe's (Missouri) Battery; (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding Mississippi 37th Infantry.
Mississippi 37th Infantry monument can be seen in distance, looking south. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. Mississippi 37th Infantry monument can be seen in distance, looking south.
The 37th Infantry Regiment was organized during the spring of 1862 with men recruited in the counties of Clarke, Lowndes, Greene, De Soto, Jasper, and Claiborne. After participating in numerous battles in Mississippi the unit was assigned to General Hebert's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It was captured when Vicksburg fell and during the siege it lost 17 killed, 56 wounded, and 7 missing. Exchanged, the regiment contained 26 officers and 442 men in December, 1863. It then served under Generals Mackall, Cantey, and Featherston in the Army of Tennessee. The 37th fought in the Atlanta Campaign, endured Hood's winter operations in Tennessee, and ended the war in North Carolina. It reported 5 killed and 27 wounded of the 453 engaged at Iuka, had 19 killed and 62 wounded at Corinth, and sustained 81 casualties at Hatchie's Bridge. Many were disabled in Tennessee, and early in 1865 its ten companies were reduced to three and the unit was redesignated the 37th Battalion. It surrendered in April. The field officers were Colonels Orlando S. Holland and Robert McLain; Lieutenant Colonels William S. Patton, Samuel H. Terral, and William W. Wier; and Major John McGee.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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