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

Mississippi 43rd Infantry

Col. Richard Harrison

 

—Hebert's Brigade   Forney's Division —

 
Mississippi 43rd Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Mississippi 43rd Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Engaged Defense May 18–July 4
Casualties: killed 25, wounded 33, total 58
Lieut. M.D.L. Hodo killed

 
Erected by the State of Mississippi.
 
Location. 32° 21.579′ N, 90° 50.699′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue 0.8 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. C.S. Company C, 2D Alabama Artillery Battalion; (here, next to this marker); C.S. Appeal (Arkansas) Battery; (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Louisiana Redan, On Left of Jackson Road. (about 400 feet away); C S Missouri (about 400 feet away); Affair of the Crater; June 25-26, 1863. (about 400 feet away); Eugene Erwin (about 400 feet away); U.S. Logan's Approach. (about 400 feet away); Pembroke S· Senteny (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding Mississippi 43rd Infantry. The 43rd Infantry Regiment was formed
Mississippi 43rd Infantry Marker on left, looking south. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. Mississippi 43rd Infantry Marker on left, looking south.
during the summer of 1862 with eleven companies. Some of its members were from Kemper and Noxubee Counties. After fighting at Iuka and Corinth, the unit was assigned to General L. Hebert's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and was captured at Vicksburg in July, 1863. Exchanged, it went on to serve under Generals J. Adams and Lowry, Army of Tennessee. The 43rd participated in various conflicts throughout the Atlanta Campaign, then saw action in Tennessee and North Carolina. It reported 13 killed, 56 wounded, and 156 missing at Corinth, had 483 effectives in February, 1863, and during the Vicksburg siege lost 25 killed and 33 wounded. In December, 1863, only 1 officer and 36 men were present. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered. The field officers were Colonels Richard Harrison and William H. Moore, and Lieutenant Colonels James O.Banks, Richard W. Leigh, and Columbus Sykes.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Mississippi 43rd Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
3. Mississippi 43rd Infantry Marker
 
 
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 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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