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

Mississippi 38th Infantry

Capt. D.B. Seal

 

—Hebert's Brigade   Forney's Division —

 
Mississippi 38th Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Mississippi 38th Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Engaged Defense May 18–July 4
Casualties: killed 35, wounded 37, missing 2, total 74
Capt. L.M. Graves and Lieut. H. Lanehart killed
Capt. W.A. Selph mortally wounded

 
Erected by the State of Mississippi.
 
Location. 32° 21.466′ N, 90° 50.726′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Confederate Avenue and Pemberton Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Confederate Avenue. 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. Appeal (Arkansas) Battery; (a few steps from this marker); The Surrender Interview Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The End In Sight (about 300 feet away); US Capt. Robert Buchanan (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named C.S. Appeal (Arkansas) Battery; (about 400 feet away); Pembroke S· Senteny (about 400 feet away); Eugene Erwin (about 500 feet away); C S Missouri (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding Mississippi 38th Infantry.
Mississippi 38th Infantry marker at intersection of Confederate and Pemberton Avenues. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. Mississippi 38th Infantry marker at intersection of Confederate and Pemberton Avenues.
The 38th Infantry Regiment was formed during the summer of 1862 with men recruited in the counties of Holmes, Tishomingo, Alcorn, Wilkinson, Hancock, Harrison, Pearl River, and Marion. The unit fought at Iuka with 322 men, then reported 35 casualties in the Battle of Corinth. Later it was assigned to General Hebert's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. In July, 1863, it was captured in Vicksburg and during the siege lost 35 killed, 37 wounded, and 2 missing. Exchanged, the regiment contained 24 officers and 115 men in December, 1863. It then was mounted and assigned to Mabry's and W. Adams' Brigade, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. Continuing the fight in Mississippi, it sustained 74 casualties at Harrisburg. The 38th was included in the surrender in May, 1865. Its field officers were Colonels Fleming W. Adams and Preston Brent, Lieutenant Colonel Walter L. Keirn, and Majors Franklin W. Foxworth adn R.C. McCay.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Mississippi 38th Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
3. Mississippi 38th 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 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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