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

Mississippi 7th Battalion

Capt. A.M. Dozier

 

—Hebert's Brigade   Forney's Division —

 
Mississippi 7th Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Mississippi 7th Battalion Marker
Inscription.
Engaged Defense May 18–July 4
Casualties: killed 17, wounded 33, total 50
Capt. S.C. Pearson and Lieut. J.C.C. Welborn killed
Capt. W.T. Bayles mortally wounded

 
Erected by the State of Mississippi.
 
Location. 32° 21.39′ N, 90° 50.878′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue 0.2 miles south of Pemberton Avenue, 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. Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman (a few steps from this marker); A Formidable Obstacle (within shouting distance of this marker); C S Headquarters Maury's-Forney's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Lloyd Tilghman Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); US Capt. Robert Buchanan (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); C.S. Appeal (Arkansas) Battery; (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mississippi 38th Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Surrender Interview Site (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding Mississippi 7th Battalion.
View of the Mississippi 7th Battalion Marker, on left, at the Great Redoubt (Tour Stop #11). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. View of the Mississippi 7th Battalion Marker, on left, at the Great Redoubt (Tour Stop #11).
The 7th Infantry Battalion was organized during the early spring of 1862 near Quitman, Mississippi. After participating in the conflict at Corinth the unit was assigned to Hebert's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and was captured when Vicksburg fell. After the exchange only 15 officers and 116 men were present. The battalion then served in Mackall's and Sears' Brigade, was prominent throughout the Atlanta Campaign, endured Hood's winter operations in Tennessee, and aided in the defense of Mobile. It reported 65 casualties at Corinth, 50 during the siege of Vicksburg, 72 at Kenesaw Mountain, and 9 at the Chattahoochee River. Few were included in the surrender in May, 1865. The field officers were Lieutenant Colonels L. B. Pardue and James S. Terral, and Major Joel E. Welborn.
 
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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