Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Delta in Madison Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

U.S. African Brigade

District Northeast Louisiana Army of the Tennessee

 
 
U.S. African Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 26, 2015
1. U.S. African Brigade Marker
Inscription.

U.S.
African Brigade
District Northeast Louisiana Army of the Tennessee
Col. Isaac F. Shepard

Post of Milliken’s Bend Louisiana
Col. Hiram Scofield
8th Louisiana, Col. Hiram Scofield
9th Louisiana, Col Herman Lieb, Maj. Erastus N. Owen, Lieut. Col. Charles L. Paige
11th Louisiana, Col. Edwin W. Chamberlain, Lieut. Col. Cyrus Sears
13th Louisiana, Lieut. Herman Knoll
1st Mississippi, Lieut. Col. A. Watson Webber
3rd Mississippi, Col. Richard H. Ballinger

Casualties in the attack on Milliken’s Bend Louisiana June 7, 1863
Killed 78    Wounded 246    Missing 265    Total 589

Post of Goodrich’s Landing Louisiana
Col. William F. Wood

1st Arkansas, Lieut. Col. James Campbell
10th Louisiana, Col. Frederick M. Crandal

Two companies numbering 144 officers and men of the 1st Arkansas
were captured, June 29, 1863 at Mounds, near Goodrich’s Landing

 
Location. 32° 19.239′ N, 90° 55.973′ W. Marker is in Delta, Louisiana, in Madison Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Old Highway 80 East and Stafford Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Grant’s Canal unit
Markers and Monuments of Grant's Canal image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 26, 2015
2. Markers and Monuments of Grant's Canal
Marker is at end of sidewalk
of the Vicksburg National Military Park; the above directions are to the parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Delta LA 71233, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers (here, next to this marker); Freedmen Fight at Milliken's Bend (a few steps from this marker); Grant's Canal – 1863 (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Operations Against Vicksburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant's Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Grant's Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi Sidestep (within shouting distance of this marker); Williams' Canal – 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delta.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Milliken's Bend, June 7, 1863. From the National Park Service website for Vicksburg National Military Park. (Submitted on June 17, 2015.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers Memorial and US African Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 26, 2015
3. Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers Memorial and US African Brigade Marker
Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers Memorial and US African Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 26, 2015
4. Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers Memorial and US African Brigade Marker
View to northwest towards Old US 80 East
Grant's Canal Unit of the Vicksburg NMP image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 26, 2015
5. Grant's Canal Unit of the Vicksburg NMP
View to southeast from Old Highway 80 East
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
Paid Advertisement