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By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
View from marker to where the 1917 reunion happened.
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — "A Most Delightful Reunion"
Imagine the open fields in front of you covered with tents and crowded with white-bearded men. In October 1917, as the United States entered World War I, this rolling landscape played host to thousands of Vicksburg veterans. Soldiers from both sides . . . — Map (db m111661) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — "This is Murder!"
They were all volunteers-and unmarried—those 150 Union men called the "Forlorn Hope." Powerful cannon had pounded the Confederates for four straight hours. Laden with planks and hastily built ladders, they struggled up the road in front of . . . — Map (db m109458) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Alabama BatteryStevenson's Division; Army of Vicksburg.
Capt. J.F. Waddell. A detachment of the battery, under Lieut. R. H. Bellamy, served one 6-pounder gun in this position, Railroad Redoubt, from May 18 to a little before 10 o'clock the forenoon of May 22, 1863, when its ammunition . . . — Map (db m109596) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Appeal (Arkansas) Battery;Maury's- Forney's Div.; Army of Vicksburg
Capt. William N. Hogg; Lieut. Christopher C. Scott; Lieut. Robert N. Cotten. A detachment of the battery, under Lieut. Christopher C. Scott, served one 3-inch rifle 
in this position from May 
18 to about May 30, . . . — Map (db m110765) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Company B,Pointe Coupee Artillery; — Maury's-Forney's Div.: Army of Vicksburg.
Capt. William A. Davidson. The right section of the company, under Lieut. Jeff Thompson, served two 3-inch rifles in this position from about May 21 to the end of the defense, July 4, 1863. — Map (db m109518) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Alabama Battery;Maury's - Forney's Div.; Army of Vicksburg.
Capt. H.H. Sengstak. The battery served two 6-pounder guns, one 3-inch rifle and one 24-pounder howitzer on the line of Moore's Brigade in undetermined positions from May 18 to the end of the defense, July 4, 1863. Casualties in battery . . . — Map (db m115592) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Appeal (Arkansas) Battery;Maury's-Forney's Div.; Army of Vicksburg.
Capt. William N. Hogg; Lieut. Christopher C. Scott; Lieut. Robert N. Cotten. A detachment of the battery, under Lieut. Christopher C. Scott served one 3-inch rifle in this position, Third Louisiana Redan, from May 18 to the end . . . — Map (db m109651) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Appeal (Arkansas) Battery;Maury's-Forney's Div.; Army of Vicksburg.
Capt. William N. Hogg; Lieut. Christopher C. Scott; Lieut. Robert N. Cotten. A detachment of the battery, under Lieut. Robert N. Cotten, served one 3-inch rifle in this position, directly on the Jackson Road, from about May 30 to the . . . — Map (db m115629) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Artillery Company,Waul's Texas Legion; Army of Vicksburg.
Capt. J.Q. Wall. Part of the company served pieces, number, kind and caliber unknown, on the line of Moore's Brigade in undetermined positions from May 18 to the end of the defense, July 4,1863. A detachment probably served one Whitworth . . . — Map (db m115616) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Company A,14th Mississippi Light Art. Battalion; — Smith's Division; Army of Vicksburg.
The first section of the company, under Lieuts. T.H. Cunningham and B.T. Mathews, served two 12-pounder howitzers in this position from about June 15 to the end of the defense, July 4, 1863. — Map (db m109451) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Company A,1st Mississippi Light Art. Battalion; — Maury's-Forney's Div.: Army of Vicksburg.
Capt. S. J. Ridley; Lieut. Charles E. Hooker; Lieut. P. B. Lancaster. 
 One section of the company, under Lieut. P. B. Lancaster, served two 12-pounder howitzers in this position, near Fort Hill, from the morning of May 19. . . . — Map (db m110839) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Company A, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery;Maury's - Forney's Div.; Army of Vicksburg.
. . . — Map (db m115593) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Company B,14th Mississippi Light Art. Battalion; — Smith's Division; Army of Vicksburg.
Capt. J.H Yates The second section of the company, under Lieut. W. J. Shelton, served two 6-pounder guns and one 24-pounder siege gun in this position, Fort Hill, from the morning of May 19 to about June 12, when the siege gun was . . . — Map (db m110841) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Company C,14th Mississippi Light Art. Battalion; — Smith's Division; Army of Vicksburg.
Lieut. F.W. Merrin The company, under Capt. Jacob Culbertson, was engaged in the battle of Champion Hill, May 16,attached to Loring's division. At the close of that battle one section, under Capt. Culbertson, moved to Crystal Springs . . . — Map (db m110745) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Company C, 2D Alabama Artillery Battalion;Maury's-Forney's Div.; Army of Vicksburg.
Capt. T. K. Emanuel; Lieut. John R. Scalter. The company served pieces, number, kind and caliber unknown, on the line of Hebert’s Brigade in undetermined positions from May 18 to the end of the defense, July 4, 1863. A detachment . . . — Map (db m115748) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Company E,1st Mississippi Light Artillery; — Maury's-Forney's Div.; Army of Vicksburg.
Capt. Newit J. Drew; Lieut. W.J. Duncan. The company, under Lieut. W.J. Duncan, served pieces, number, kind and caliber unknown, on the line of Lee's brigade in undetermined positions from May 18 to the end of the defense, July . . . — Map (db m109592) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Company G, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery;Maury's - Forney's Div.; Army of Vicksburg.
Capt. J.J. Cowan. The company was engaged in the Battle of Champion's Hill, May 16, attached to Loring's Division; casualties, wounded 2. At the close of that battle it fell back with the army to Vicksburg most of the enlisted men . . . — Map (db m115589) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Hudson's (Mississippi) Battery;Stevenson's Division; Army of Vicksburg.
Lieut. J.R. Sweaney; Lieut. M.H. Trantham. The battery was engaged in the battle of Port Gibson, May 1, casualties, wounded 20. One section, under Lieut. E. S. Walton, served two 12-pounder howitzers in this position, railroad . . . — Map (db m109595) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Johnston's Company,Tennessee Heavy Artillery; — River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg.
Capt. T. N. Johnston. A detachment of the company served one 3-inch rifle in this position, Fort Hill, from May 19 to the end of defense, July 4, 1863. — Map (db m109453) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Landis' (Missouri) Battery;Forney's - Bowen's Div.; Army of Vicksburg.
Capt. John C. Landis; Lieut. John M. Langan. The battery, under Capt. John C. Landis, was engaged in the battle of Port Gibson, May 1, without reported casualties: and in the Battle of Champion's Hill, May 16, under Lieut. John M. . . . — Map (db m116011) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Lowe's (Missouri) Battery;Forney's - Bowen's Div.; Army of Vicksburg.
Captain Schuyler Lowe; Lieut. Thomas B. Catron. One section under Sergt. William A. Fisher, served one six pounder gun in this lunette from about May 23, to the end of the defense, July 4, 1863. Casualties in battery during the campaign . . . — Map (db m115666) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Marks' Company, 22D Louisiana;River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg.
C.S. Marks' Company, 22D Louisiana; River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg. Capt. Washington Marks. A detachment of the company, under Lieut. Samuel Barnes, served one 10-inch Columbiad in this position from . . . — Map (db m105448) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. McNally's (Arkansas) Battery;Smith's Division; Army of Vicksburg.
. . . — Map (db m115635) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Miscellaneous; Army of Vicksburg.
54th Alabama (Detachment), Lieut. Joel P. Abney City Guards, Capt. E. B. Martin. Signal Corps, Capt. C. A. King. The Detachment of the 54th Alabama, Buford's Brigade, Loring's Division, was engaged in the Battle of Champion's Hill, May . . . — Map (db m115569) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Moore's BrigadeMaury's - Forney's Div.; Army of Vicksburg.
One piece of artillery, kind and caliber unknown, was served in this work from May 18 to the end of the defense, July 4, 1863, by a detachment of either Sengstak's, Tobin's, Landis; or Wall's battery. — Map (db m115621) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg.Colonel Ed Higgins.
1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery, {Colonel C. A. Fuller.
{Lieut. Col. D. Beltzhoover.
8th Louisiana Heavy Artillery Battalion, Major F. N. Ogden
22nd Louisiana (Detachment). Captain Samuel Jones.
1st Tennessee Heavy . . . — Map (db m115576) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Vaiden (Mississippi) Battery;River Batteries: Army of Vicksburg.
Capt. S.C. Bains.
A detachment of the battery, under Lieut. E.L. Wood, served one 12-pounder howitzer in this position from May 23 to the end of the defense July 4, 1863. — Map (db m109594) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C.S. Waul's Texas Legion; Army of VicksburgColonel T.N. Waul
First Battalion (Infantry), Lieut. Col. Barnard Timmons Second Battalion (Infantry), Lieut. Col. James Wrigley Zouave Battalion (Infantry), Captain J.B. Fleitas Cavalry Detachment, Lieut. Thomas J. Cleveland Artillery Company, Captain . . . — Map (db m110834) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U S Missouri 11th Infantry
15th Corps 3rd Division Second Brigade Brig. Gen. Joseph A. Mower 11th Infantry Major Eli Bowyer Colonel Andrew J. Weber Lieut. Col. William L. Barnum Killed 7, wounded 92, missing 3, total 102: Col. Andrew J. . . . — Map (db m110102) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U S Missouri 11th Infantry
Marks its farthest advance May 22. Killed 7, Wounded 85, Total 92; Lieut. Charles H. Brookings mortally wounded — Map (db m115823) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Battery A,2D Illinois Light Artillery; — 14th Div.; 13th Corps: Army of the Tennessee.
Lieut. Jacob C. Hansel; Lieut. Frank B. Fenton; Capt. Peter Davidson. The battery served two James rifles, one 10-
pounder Parrott rifle and one 6-pounder gun in this 
position from the morning of May 22 to about June . . . — Map (db m109624) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Battery B,1st Illinois Light Artillery; — 2D Div.; 15th Corps: Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. Samuel E. Barrett; Lieut. Israel P. Rumsey. The battery, May 19, served four 6-pounder guns 
and two 12-pounder howitzers on this ridge and 
to the left of this tablet, which marks the 
position of the . . . — Map (db m109740) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Battery B,1st Illinois Light Artillery; — 2D Div.; 15th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. Samuel E. Barrett; Lieut. Israel P. Rumsey. The battery served four 6-pounder guns 
and two 12-pounder howitzers in this position from the morning of May 22 to the evening of May 26, when it went with the force under . . . — Map (db m110734) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Battery E,1st Illinois Light Artillery; — 3D Div.; 15th Corps: Army of the Tennessee.
Lieut. John A. Fitch; Capt. Allen C. Waterhouse. A detachment of the battery served one 30-pounder Parrott rifle in this position, Battery Jenny, from about June 5 to June 22, 1863, when the battery moved with the 1st and 3D . . . — Map (db m109737) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Battery H,1st Illinois Light Artillery; — 2D Div.; 15th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. Levi W. Hart. The battery served four 20-pounder Parrott rifles from about May 27 and one 30-pounder Parrott rifle from about May 30, to about June 10, in this position, when the right section, under Lieut. Francis DeGress, . . . — Map (db m110733) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats;Twenty Ninth Illinois Infantry (Detachment). — Army of the Tennessee.
Companies D and K were assigned to duty on gunboats by order 
of Major General U.S. Grant, dated February 18, 1863; Company 
D, under Captain Eberlee P. H. Stone served during the campaign and 
siege of Vicksburg on gunboat "Tyler" . . . — Map (db m109750) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats;Fifty Eighth Ohio Infantry — Army of the Tennessee.
This regiment was detailed for service on gunboats by order
 of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, dated February 6, 1863; before 
that date it was attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Corps,
 Army of the Tennessee. Casualties: . . . — Map (db m109753) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Logan's Approach
Beginning of Logan's approach to the Confederate Third Louisiana Redan. Work on it commenced, May 26, 1863, in charge of Capt. A. Hickenlooper, Chief Engineer, 17th Army Corps. — Map (db m109646) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Logan's Approach.
End of Logan’s approach to the 
Confederate Third Louisiana redan; carried 
to this point, June 22, and a gallery 
for a mine begun next day. The 
gallery carried 40 feet to the front 
and a mine at its head, charged . . . — Map (db m109648) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. 11th Battery,Ohio Light Artillery; — 7th Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Lieut. Cyrus Sears; Lieut. Fletcher E. Armstrong; Capt. Frank C. Sands. The battery served two 6-pounder guns, two 
12-pounder howitzers and two James rifles on the 
investment line from May 19 to May 26, when it . . . — Map (db m109631) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. 17th Battery.Ohio Light Artillery; — 10th Div.: 13th Corps: Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. Ambrose A. Blount: Capt. Charles S. Rice. The 2d section, under Lieut. William Hunt, served two 10 pounder Parrott rifles in this position, "Burnt Chimneys," from the morning of May 21 to about May 25, 1863, . . . — Map (db m104188) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. 1st Battery,Indiana Light Artillery — 14th Div.: 13th Corps: Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. Martin Klauss. Two sections served four James rifles in this position, "Burnt Chimneys," from about May 22 to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863. Aggregate reported casualties in battery during the campaign and siege: . . . — Map (db m104192) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. 1st Battery,Indiana Light Artillery; — 14th Div.; 13th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. Martin Klauss. One section served two 6-pounder guns in this position from about June 20 to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863. Their fire was especially directed against a bridge across the railroad cut in rear of the . . . — Map (db m109569) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. 1st Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery;
U.S. 1st Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery; 9th Div.; 13th Corps; Army of the Tennessee. Lieut. Charles B. Kimball; Lieut. Oscar F. Nutting. The right section of the battery served two . . . — Map (db m103764) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. 3D Battery,Ohio Light Artillery; — 3D Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. William S. Williams. The battery served two 6-pounder guns and four James rifles in this position from about May 25 to June 6, when one of the 6-pounder guns was moved to an advanced battery on right of Jackson Road. The other . . . — Map (db m109784) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. 3rd Div. 17th Corps Army of the Tennessee8th Battery Michigan Light Artillery
Capt. Samuel DeGolyer Lieut. Theodore Lockwood The battery served two 12-pounder howitzers and four James rifles 
in this position from about May 25, to the end of the siege 
July 4, 1863, except that one 12 pounder . . . — Map (db m109780) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. 4th Battery,Ohio Light Artillery; — 1st Div.; 15th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
. . . — Map (db m110093) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. 6th Battery,Wisconsin Light Artillery — 7th Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. Henry Dillon; Lieut. Samuel F. Clark. The battery served its pieces in temporary positions near the Jackson Road from May 19 to about May 31. One section served two 12-pounder howitzers in this position from about May 31 to . . . — Map (db m109637) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. 8th Battery,Ohio Light Artillery — 2D Div.; 15th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. James F. Putnam. The battery served two 30-pounder Parrott rifles in this position from about May 24 to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863. — Map (db m109798) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Battery A,1st Missouri Light Artillery; — 12th Div.: 13th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. George W. Schofield. The battery served four pieces, kind and caliber 
unknown, in this position from about May 26. It
 also served the four 24-pounder siege guns on the 
line of Hovey's division, in a . . . — Map (db m109622) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Battery B,1st Illinois Light Artillery; — 2D Div.: 15th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. Samuel E. Barrett; Lieut. Israel P. Rumsey. The left section of the battery served its pieces in this position from the morning of May 20, 1863, to the evening of the next day. — Map (db m109731) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Battery C,1st Missouri Light Artillery; — 6th Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. Charles Mann. The battery served two 6-pounder guns and two 
12-pounder howitzers on this ridge from about May 
24 to the evening of May 26, when one section, under 
Lieut. Clemens Goedde, went with the . . . — Map (db m109858) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Battery F,2D Missouri Light Artillery; — 1st Div.; 15th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. Clemens Landgraeber. The battery served two 12-pounder howitzers and four James rifles in a battery, not in the park and about 15 yards West of this tablet, from May 19 to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863. Aggregate reported . . . — Map (db m109803) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Battery G,2D Illinois Light Artillery; — 3d Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. Frederick Sparrestrom; Lieut. John W. Lowell. By a collision between the transports "Horizon" 
and "Moderator", about 3 a.m., May 1, while the battery 
was crossing the river to Bruinsburg, Mississippi, . . . — Map (db m109632) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Battery H,1st Illinois Light Artillery; — 2D Div.: 15th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
. . . — Map (db m109742) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Battery L.2D Illinois Light Artillery; — 3D Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. William H. Bolton. The battery served four James rifles in this 
position from about May 25 to the end of the siege 
July 4, 1863, except that after about June 15, one 
rifle, in charge of a daily detail . . . — Map (db m109643) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Carr's Approach
Beginning of Carr's right approach to the Confederate railroad redoubt was in cut immediately at left of this marker. Work on it commenced about June 2, 1863; carried along the railroad from here to the next marker. — Map (db m109570) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Carr's Approach.
Beginning of Carr's sap from second parallel to the Confederate railroad redoubt. Work on it commenced June 25. — Map (db m109577) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Companies A, B, C, D, H and I;1st United States (Siege Guns), — 14th Div.;13th Corps: Army of the Tennessee.
Maj. Maurice Maloney. A detachment of the regiment, under Capt. E.D. Phillips, served one 30-pounder Parrott rifle in this position from May 21 to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863. — Map (db m115626) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Ewing's Approach.
Beginning of Ewing's Approach to the Confederate Stockade Redan. Work on it begun, May 23, 1863, by details from his brigade and from 1st and 3D brigades, 3D Division, 15th Corps. — Map (db m109733) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Ewing's Approach.
End of main gallery from Ewing's approach. Carried to this point the forenoon of July 4. Preparations had been made for charging a mine at head of gallery with 2200 pounds of powder, when work was stopped by order of Gen. Grant. — Map (db m115812) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Giles A. Smith's Approach.
End of Giles A. Smith's approach to Confederate Lunette in front. Carried to this point July 3, and a galley for a mine started but not finished. Sap-roller at head of approach faced by a Confederate 6-pounder rifled gun in ditch in front of . . . — Map (db m115813) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — U.S. Yost's Independent Ohio Battery;3D Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. T.D. Yost. The battery was Company F. 32D Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, prior to the Battle of Champion Hill, May 16. Two 12-pounder guns and four 3-inch rifles captured in that battle were turned over to it. Two sections . . . — Map (db m110768) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — 23rd Wisconsin Infantry CampMay 19-July 4 1863
23rd Wisconsin Infantry Camp May 19-July 4 1863 In Ravine Below Marker — Map (db m104263) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — 47th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
Ohio Forty Seventh Infantry; Col. Augustus C. Parry. 3rd Brig.; 2D Div.; 15th Corps. — Map (db m110289) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — A Crew of Immigrants
Had you stepped aboard the USS Cairo during the Civil War, the conversations may have surprised you. So many languages! Stroll the decks and you might have heard French, Danish, Russian, German, and accents from Ireland, England, and the . . . — Map (db m109464) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — A Formidable Obstacle
The earthen slope in front of you marks the southern edge of Great Redoubt, the largest fort and highest point on the defensive line. Today's tour road follows the deep, dry moat that once fronted the wall of the fort and gave the . . . — Map (db m115410) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — A Stronghold on the Bluffs
In mid-19th century America, rivers were highways. And the Mississippi was the greatest of them all—the nation's main artery for commerce leading all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. By early 1863, two Confederate strongholds still blocked . . . — Map (db m109452) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — A Ton an Hour - USS Cairo
Look down to your left to see one of Cairo's restored firebox doors. Coal shoveled into the fireboxes heated the boilers. Steam from the boilers powered Cairo's engines and drove the paddle wheel. A gunboat without steam could not move . . . — Map (db m110400) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Affair of the Crater; June 25-26, 1863.Union Position Tablet
A mine, at the head of Logan’s approach to the third Louisiana 
redan, was begun on June 23, finished the forenoon of June 25 
and charged with 2200 pounds of powder. Leggett's (1st) brigade 
of Logan’s (3D) division, 17th Corps, . . . — Map (db m109722) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Andrew Hickenlooper
Captain Fifth Ohio Battery Chief Engineer 17th Army Corps March 29—July 4, 1863 Logan's Approach and the mines at its head under the Confederate Third Louisiana Redan were under his personal direction ______ Given by . . . — Map (db m110730) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Arkansas State Memorial
To the Arkansas Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, a part of a nation divided by the sword and reunited at the altar of faith — Map (db m115734) WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Artillery, The King of Battle
The types of cannon you see here all saw action during the Vicksburg fighting. For centuries, artillery had ruled the battlefield. By the time of the Civil War, advances like rifled barrels, improved aiming and ignition had made cannon more . . . — Map (db m104199) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19.Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.
The Union Army under command of Maj Gen. U. S. Grant was composed of three divisions of the 13th, the 15th, and the 17th Corps. The Confederate Army, under command of Lieut. Gen. John C. Pemberton, was composed of Stevenson’s, Forney’s, Smith's, and . . . — Map (db m110827) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19.Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.
The Union Army under command of Maj Gen. U. S. Grant was composed of three divisions of the 13th, the 15th, and the 17th Corps. The Confederate Army, under command of Lieut. Gen. John C. Pemberton, was composed of Stevenson’s, Forney’s, Smith's, and . . . — Map (db m116685) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 22.Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.
The Union Army, under command of Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant, was composed of the 13th, 15th, and 17th Corps. The Confederate Army, under command of Lieut. Gen. John C. Pemberton, was composed of Stevenson’s, Forney’s, Smith's and Bowen’s Divisions, and . . . — Map (db m110830) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 22.Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.
The Union Army, under command of Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant, was composed of the 13th, 15th, and 17th Corps. The Confederate Army, under command of Lieut. Gen. John C. Pemberton, was composed of Stevenson’s, Forney’s, Smith's and Bowen’s Divisions, and . . . — Map (db m116684) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Battle for Vicksburg
During the 19th century, rivers meant trade and transit—none more than the Mississippi. This mighty artery of commerce was the nation's single greatest economic feature. In late 1862, Vicksburg remained the primary Confederate stronghold along . . . — Map (db m104226) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16.Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.
The Union Army, under command of Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant, was composed of the 13th Corps, Blair’s division of the 15th Corps, and Logan’s and Crocker’s Divisions of the 17th Corps. The Confederate Army, under command of Lieut. Gen. John C. Pemberton, . . . — Map (db m110826) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16.Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.
The Union Army, under command of Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant, was composed of the 13th Corps, Blair’s division of the 15th Corps, and Logan’s and Crocker’s Divisions of the 17th Corps. The Confederate Army, under command of Lieut. Gen. John C. Pemberton, . . . — Map (db m116686) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi, May 1.Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.
The Union Army under command of Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant was composed of the 13th Corps and Logan's Division of the 17th Corps. The Confederate Army, under command of Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen, was composed of Tracy’s, Cockrell's, Green’s, and Baldwin's . . . — Map (db m110216) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi, May 1.Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.
The Union Army under command of Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant was composed of the 13th Corps and Logan's Division of the 17th Corps. The Confederate Army, under command of Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen, was composed of Tracy’s, Cockrell's, Green’s, and Baldwin's . . . — Map (db m115556) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Blasting Their Way
Direct assaults on the Confederate fortifications on
 May 19 and 22 ended in heavy Union losses. With
 Vicksburg's defenses holding strong. Grant changed
 tactics and ordered a formal siege. Here, at Third
 Louisiana Redan, . . . — Map (db m109354) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Boomer's Brigade: Assault, May 22, 1863.Second Position — Union Position Tablet
This brigade moved from its first position, on the left of 
Stevenson's brigade of Logan's division, about 3 p.m., reported
 to Gen. Carr about 4 p.m. and was ordered to assault the Confederate
 curtain between the lunette on the . . . — Map (db m109552) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Briefly Breaching the Line
At daybreak on May 22, 1863, hundreds of Federal cannon opened fire. The second Union attempt to take Vicksburg began. Three miles of Confederate fortifications were bombarded for four hours. Then the Union guns fell silent. Troops charged . . . — Map (db m109327) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Brig. Gen. Edward D. Tracy
Commanding 2nd Brigade Stevenson's Division Army of Vicksburg Killed in the Battle of Port Gibson May 1 1863 Map (db m110515) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman
Commanding 1st Brigade Loring's Division Johnston's Army Killed in the Battle of Champion's Hill May 18, 1863Map (db m115756) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Brig. Gen. Martin E. Green
Commanding 2D Brigade Forney's-Bowen's Division Army of Vicksburg Killed in this redan June 27 1863Map (db m115752) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Buckland's Brigade; Assaults, May 19 and May 22, 1863.Union Position Tablet.
The afternoon of May 19, this brigade was in support of Blair's Division–the 72nd Ohio in front on the right of the road and the 95th Ohio in its rear, the 114th Illinois on the left of the road and the 93D Indiana on its left. About dusk that . . . — Map (db m109735) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C S Headquarters
Waul's Texas Legion Army of Vicksburg Col. T.N. Waul May 19 – July 4 1863
About 300 yards west of this tabletMap (db m109926) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C S Headquarters Maury's-Forney's DivisionArmy of Vicksburg.
Maj. Gen. John H. Forney May 21 – July 4 1863 Abou 900 yards west of this tabletMap (db m115754) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — C S MissouriSupporting Third Louisiana
Sixth Infantry June 25 – July 4 Killed 11, wounded 74 total 85 Col. Eugene Erwin, Lieuts. W.S. Lipscomb, John T. Crenshaw and John Roseberry killed 5th Infantry June 25 – July 4 . . . — Map (db m110718) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Campaign, Siege and Defense of Vicksburg, 1863.Operations of the River Batteries, March 29-July 4. — *C*S*
The river batteries, under command of Colonel Edward Higgins, C.S. Artillery, were served by six companies of Tennessee Heavy Artillery on the right, four companies of the 8th Louisiana Heavy Artillery Battalion in the center and eight companies . . . — Map (db m89100) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Capstan - USS Cairo
This powerful winch helped the crew haul heavy lines, move guns on the gun deck, and pull in the anchor. Steam from the boilers powered the capstan. In an emergency, this essential tool was turned by hand with wooden spokes inserted into the hub at . . . — Map (db m110402) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Chicago Mercantile Battery.Capt. Patrick H. White — 10th.Div.,13th Corps.
In the assault, May 22, 1863, one gun of the battery was dragged by hand, with the assistance of enlisted men of Benton's and Burbridge's brigades to a position within a few yards of the Confederate lunette on the Baldwin's Ferry . . . — Map (db m104183) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Chimneys - USS Cairo
The tall wooden stacks you see towering above the boat are skeletal reproductions of the original chimneys. When Cairo sank, its smoke stacks were visible above the surface of the water. A sister boat, the Pittsburg, knocked down the . . . — Map (db m110368) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Company G 1st Light Artillery, MississippiCapt J.J. Cowan — Forney's Division
Engaged Champion's Hill May 16 Defense May 18-July 4 (Detachment) Casualties • Wounded 2 — Map (db m115591) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Dash of Courage
On May 19, 1863, the 55th Ilinois Infantry was pinned down by enemy fire and running out of ammunition. Orion P. Howe, a 14-year-old musician, volunteered to run back and get more. On the way, he was wounded. He found General Sherman near this . . . — Map (db m109454) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Defending Graveyard Road
You are standing next to Stockade Redan, one of nine large Confederate forts built to guard routes into Vicksburg. The massive outer wall of the redan, made of packed earth faced with logs, originally rose more than 14 feet high. A seven-foot deep . . . — Map (db m115407) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Edward D. Tracy
Brig General C S Army Commanding 2nd Brigade Stevensons Division March 29 — May 1 1863 _______ Major 12th Ala. Inf. July 17 1861 Lt. Col. 19th Ala. Inf. Aug. 12 1861 Brig. Gen. C.S. Army Aug. 16 1862 Killed in Battle May . . . — Map (db m110511) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Engagement at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi, May 17.Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.
The Union Army, under command of Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant, was composed of Osterhaus', Smith's, and Carr's Divisions of the 13th Corps, Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand commanding. The Confederate Army, under command of Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen, was . . . — Map (db m115570) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14.Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.
The Union Army, under command of Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant, was composed of Steele's and Tuttle's Divisions, 15th Corps, Maj. Gen. Wm. T. Sherman commanding; and Logan's and Crocker’s Divisions, 17th Corps, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson commanding. Gen. . . . — Map (db m110224) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14.Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.
The Union Army, under command of Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant, was composed of Steele's and Tuttle's Divisions, 15th Corps, Maj. Gen. Wm. T. Sherman commanding; and Logan's and Crocker’s Divisions, 17th Corps, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson commanding. Gen. . . . — Map (db m115558) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Engagement at Raymond, Mississippi, May 12.Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.
The Union Army under command of Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson, was composed of the Third and Seventh Divisions, 17th Corps. The Confederate Army, under command of Brig. Gen. John Gregg, was composed of Gregg's brigade and a squadron of Wirt Adams’ . . . — Map (db m110218) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Engagement at Raymond, Mississippi, May 12.Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.
The Union Army under command of Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson, was composed of the Third and Seventh Divisions, 17th Corps. The Confederate Army, under command of Brig. Gen. John Gregg, was composed of Gregg's brigade and a squadron of Wirt Adams’ . . . — Map (db m115557) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Eugene A. CarrBrig. General U.S. Vols. — Commanding 14th Division Thirteenth Army Corps
Cadet U. S. Military Academy 1846 
Bvt. 2nd Lt. Mtd. Rifles July 1 1850 
Second Lieutenant June 30 1851 
First Lieut. 1st Cav. March 3 1855 
Captain June 11 1858 
Trans. To 4th Cav. Aug, 3 1861 
Colonel 3rd . . . — Map (db m109958) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Eugene Erwin
Col. 6-th Mo. C.S. Infty Killed in battle June 25 1863Map (db m110722) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 19, 1863.Union Position Tablet
This brigade, with skirmishers in advance, was formed behind the crest of the ridge immediately north of Mint Spring Bayou. In order from right to left as follows: 37th Ohio, 4th West Virginia, 47th Ohio, in line, and the 30th Ohio in reserve. The . . . — Map (db m115773) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863.Union Position Tablet
Blair's Division was massed for the assault, the morning of May 22, on the left of the Graveyard Road and about 900 yards from the Confederate Stockade Redan. A volunteer storming party of 150 men from the regiments of the division, under command of . . . — Map (db m115652) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Explore the Defenses
In order to guard Vicksburg from Union attack, the Confederates built a ring of forts around the city's north, east, and south sides. You are standing at the northernmost point of those defenses. From here, the tour road travels east then south . . . — Map (db m110173) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Final Resting Place, With Dignity
Gaining control of Vicksburg and the Mississippi River cost so many lives-more than 10,000 Union dead. In the aftermath of battle, the dead were often buried hastily in makeshift graves. At hundreds of Civil War battle sites the remains of . . . — Map (db m109429) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Frederick E. Prime
Captain U.S. Engineers Chief Engineer Army of the Tennessee March 29 — June 27, 1863 — Map (db m110690) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Full Steam Ahead!
Steam-driven propulsion systems like the one you see here powered riverboats churning up and down western rivers in the mid-1800s. Cairo's engines and boilers are among the oldest and best surviving examples of this type of machinery. . . . — Map (db m109468) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Gibraltar of the Confederacy
Vital supplies of food, clothing, medicine, European-made rifles and soldiers arrived here from the south and west. They were then shipped by rail to the troops fighting in the east. By early 1863, Vicksburg and Port Hudson, Louisiana, were the last . . . — Map (db m105445) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Giles A. Smith
Upper plaque Giles A. Smith Capt. 8th Mo. Inf. June 14 1861 Lieut. Colonel June 12 1862 Brig. Gen. U.S. Vols Aug. 4, 1863 Maj. Gen of Vols. Nov. 24 1865 Lower plaque . . . — Map (db m109856) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Giles A. Smith's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863.Union Position Tablet.
Blair's Division was massed for the assault, the morning of May 22, on the left of the Graveyard Road and about 900 yards from the Confederate stockade redan. At 10 o'clock a.m., this brigade followed Ewing’s by the flank, on the Graveyard Road. . . . — Map (db m115790) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Grant’s Headquarters
When Union forces arrived at Vicksburg, Union General
 Ulysses S. Grant chose a wood frame house near here as
 his headquarters. But the house ended up serving a very
 different purpose. During the night of May 21, 1863,
 . . . — Map (db m109347) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Gustavus LightfootU.S. Missouri
U.S. Missouri Gustavus Lightfoot Major 12th Infantry Killed May 22 1863 Given by E.P. Reichhelm Sergt Major 3rd Infantry Capt. U·S·C·I· Map (db m110209) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Here Brothers Fought
Here, Confederates from Missouri fought Union soldiers from Missouri. At Vicksburg—and across every Civil War battlefield—men who had once been friends faced off as enemies. Neighbors and even family members found themselves on . . . — Map (db m115409) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Hog Chains - USS Cairo
Ironclad gunboats had long, flat-bottomed hulls to navigate shallow rivers. Loaded with heavy boilers, engines and guns, the hull tended to droop at the ends from uneven weight. This caused the center of the boat to hump up like a hog's . . . — Map (db m110398) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Hugh Ewing
Brig · General U·S·Vols Commanding Third Brigade 2nd Division 15th Corps March 29-July 4 1863 — Map (db m110714) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Illinois 118th Infantry.Col. John G. Fonda. — 1st Brig., 9th Div., 13th Corps.
Casualties: Port Gibson, May 1, 1863, killed 1, wounded 16, total 17; Champion's Hill, May 16, killed 2, wounded 3, total 5, Capt. Alexander W. Geddes and Lieut. Thomas B. White killed; Assault, May 19, wounded 8; . . . — Map (db m110534) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Illinois 29th Infantry. [Detachment.]Companies D and K. — Army of the Tennessee.
Co. D. Capt. Eberlee P.H. Stone, Served on Gunboat "Tyler" and on U.S.S. "Tuscumbia." Co. K. Capt. Elijah P. Curtis. Served with detachments of other companies on Gunboat "Petrel." Casualties: Co. D. Bombardment Grand . . . — Map (db m109792) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Illinois 33D InfantryCol. Charles E. Lippincott — 1st Brig. 14th Div. 13th Corps.
Casualties: Port Gibson, May 1, 1863, wounded 13. Champion's Hill, May 16, killed 1, wounded 2; total 3. Big Black River Bridge, May 17, wounded 13, In skirmishers, May 18, 20 and 21, Capt. Henry M. Kellogg killed, . . . — Map (db m109961) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Illinois 99th Infantry.
Col. George W.K. Bailey; Capt. Asa C. Matthews; Lieut. Col. Lemuel Parke. 1st Brig., 14th Div., 13th Corps. Casualties: Port Gibson, May 1, 1863, killed 4, wounded 19, total 23; Big Black River Bridge, May . . . — Map (db m109962) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Illinois Battery H,1st Light Artillery.
Capt. Levi W. Hart
2D Div., 15th Corps. Casualties: Skirmishes, May 18, 20 and 21, 1863, killed 1. — Map (db m110707) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Illinois.130th Infantry.
Assault, May 22, 1863. Killed 10, wounded 31, Total 41. Capt. William M. Colby killed. — Map (db m109579) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Illinois. 127th Infantry.
Assault, May 19, 1863 killed 8, wounded 31, missing 1, total 40, Lieut. Hiram McClintock killed, Capt. Johns Riddle mortally wounded. — Map (db m115801) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Illinois. 77th Infantry.
Assault, May 22, 1863. Killed 19, wounded 85, missing 26, total 130. — Map (db m109923) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Indiana 1st Battery Light Artillery14th Division 13th Corps
. . . — Map (db m109975) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Indiana 1st Brig. 10th Div. 13th Corps60th Infantry / 16th Infantry / 67th Infantry
Indiana 1st Brig. 10th Div. 13th Corps 60th Infantry Colonel Richard Owen, Guard at Perkins' Landing, Louisiana, from April 28 to about May 28. Engaged: Siege, June 1-June 22. Duty at Black River . . . — Map (db m104273) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Indiana 6th Battery Light Artillery1st Division 16th Corps
Captain Michael Mueller Served on the exterior line in the vicinity of Haynes' Bluff and at Oak Ridge from about June 12, to the end of the siege, July 4. — Map (db m109794) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Indiana 8th Infantry
Indiana 8th Infantry 1st Brig.14th Div. 13th Corps Sharpshooter Line May 23 - July 4, 1863. — Map (db m104274) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Indiana Company C, 1st Cavalry12th Division 13th Corps
Captain William McReynolds Escort at division headquarters during campaign and siege. — Map (db m109929) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Indiana Company C, 4th Cavalry.10th Division 13th Corps
Indiana 10th Division 13th Corps Company C, 4th Cavalry. Captain Joseph R. Leslie Captain Andrew P. Gallagher Escort at division headquarters during campaign and siege. — Map (db m104262) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Iowa22nd Infantry — 2nd Brigade, 14th Division, 13th Corps
Assault May 22, 1863 Sergt. Joseph E. Griffith, Sergt. N. C. Messenger and about 12 other enlisted men of the regiment entered this redoubt at its salient angle where a breach had been made by the Union Artillery. . . . — Map (db m109605) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Iowa 21st Infantry
2D Brig. 14th Div. 13th Corps Casualties Killed 16 wounded 87 missing 10 Total 113 Lieut. Col. Cornelius W. Dunlap killed Lieuts. Samuel Bates and William A. Roberts mortally wounded — Map (db m109924) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Iowa 24th Infantry
2D Brig. 12th Div. 13th Corps Camp June 4 – July 4 1863 in second ravine east and about 800 yards southeast of marker Map (db m109931) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Iowa 28th Infantry
2D Brig. 12th Div. 13th Corps Camp June 4 – July 4 1863 In second ravine east and about 900 yards southeast of marker Map (db m109927) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Iowa 2nd Battery
2D Battery; Lieut. Joseph R. Reed. 3D Div; 15th Corps. Casualties: In the engagement at Jackson, May 14, 1863, wounded 1; In the assault, May 22, wounded 3; and during the siege, killed 1, wounded 2, total 3. . . . — Map (db m110049) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Iowa 2nd Brig.;1st Div.; 15th Corps. — 25th Infantry / 31st Infantry
25th Infantry Col. George A. Stone Casualties: In the assault, May 22, 1863, killed 5, wounded 27, missing 5, total 37; and during the siege, not reported. Aggregate reported casualties in regiment during . . . — Map (db m110202) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Iowa 31st Infantry
2D Brig. 1st Div. 15th Corps Sharpshooters Line May 27 — July 4 1863 — Map (db m110207) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Iowa 5th Infantry3D Brig. 7th Div. 17th Corps
Assault May 22 1863 (Afternoon position) Casualties Killed 2 wounded 16 total 18 Map (db m110591) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Isham Warren Garrott
Brigadier General C.S.A. Colonel Twentieth Alabama Commanding Second Brigade Stevenson's Division May 1-2 1863 Killed on duty in Fort Garrott June 17 1863 Map (db m110526) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — James·R·Slack·
Col·47th Indiana·Infantry· Commanding·Second·Brigade· 12th Division–13th Corps· April·9 – Jvly·4·1863· — Map (db m110533) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Jefferson Davis
President Confederate States and Commander-in-Chief Cadet U.S. Military Academy 1821 2nd Lt. 1st U.S. Infantry July 1, 1828 1st Lieut. Dragoons March 4, 1833 Adjt. Aug. 30, 1833 to Feb. 3, 1834 Resigned June 30, 1835 Col. 1st Miss. . . . — Map (db m88183) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — John Adams
Brig. General C.S. Army Commanding First Brigade Loring's Division Johnston's Army Cadet U.S. Military Academy 1841 2nd Lt. U.S. Army Dec. 6, 1846 First Lieutenant Oct. 9, 1846 Captain November 30, 1856 Resigned May 31, . . . — Map (db m88190) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — John B · Sanborn
Col · 4th Minn · Infantry Commanding 7th Division April, 13 - May 2, 1863 Commanding 1st · Brigade 7th Division 17th Corps May - July 4, 1863 ________ Col · 4th Minn · Inf · Jan · 1, 1862 Brig Gen · US Vols · Aug · 4, 1863 Bvt · . . . — Map (db m110455) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — John C Pemberton
Lt. General C.S. Army Commanding Department of Miss. and East Lousiana Cadet U.S. Military Academy 1833 2nd Lt. 4th Art. July First 1837 First Lt. Mar. Nineteenth 1842 Captain September Sixteenth 1850 Resigned April . . . — Map (db m88185) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — John E. Smith's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863.Union Position Tablet
This brigade was ordered to assault the Confederate Third 
Louisiana redan on north side of Jackson Road. The 31st and 124th 
Illinois Regiments were deployed as sharpshooters. About 10 a.m. 
the 23D Indiana advanced by the flank, . . . — Map (db m109718) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — John H. ForneyMajor General C.S.A.
Commanding Second District Vicksburg May 4 - July 4, 1863 U.S. Military Academy 1848 – 1852 1st Lieut. 10th Inf. U.S.A. August 25, 1855 Commanding Pioneer Corps with General Albert Sidney Johnson in Utah . . . — Map (db m115620) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Joining Up for Freedom
The Union army became a refuge for formerly enslaved
 African Americans in 1862. The Second Confiscation Act 
declared that enslaved people taking refuge behind Union 
lines would be set free. Across the South, black freedom
 . . . — Map (db m109350) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — L.L. Mc LaurinLouisiana
Lieut. Col. 27th Infantry Killed in battle June 21 1863 — Map (db m115822) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Landram's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863.Union Position Tablet.
This brigade was formed, in support of Lawler's, for the assault of the Confederate Railroad Redoubt, behind the crest of the ridge about 380 yards in front of that redoubt, in lines of battle – the 77th Illinois on the right supported by the . . . — Map (db m109601) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Lawler's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863.Union Position Tablet.
This brigade was formed for the assault of the Confederate Railroad Redoubt, in the ravine immediately in front of that redoubt, in two lines -- the 22nd Iowa on the right supported by the 21st Iowa and the 11th Wisconsin on the left supported by . . . — Map (db m110836) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Leon Dawson MarksLouisiana
Colonel 27 Infantry Mortally wounded June 28 1863 — Map (db m115896) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Lieutenant General John C. PembertonC.S. Army of Vicksburg.
Stevenson's Division, Maj. Gen. C. L. Stevenson. Maury's-Forney’s Division, {Maj. Gen. Dabney H. Maury; {Maj Gen. John H. Forney. Smith's Division, Maj. Gen. M. L. Smith. Forney’s-Bowen’s Division, {Maj. Gen. John H. Forney; {Maj. Gen. . . . — Map (db m115572) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Lloyd Tilghman Memorial
Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman C.S.A. Commanding First Brigade of Loring's Division Killed May 16 1863 Near the close of the Battle of Champions Hill Miss — Map (db m88181) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Louisiana 22nd Infantry(Detachment) — Capt. Samuel Jones
. . . — Map (db m105753) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Louisiana 27th InfantryShoup's Brigade
Col. L.D. Marks Lieut. Col. L.L. McLaurin Major Alex S. Norwood Col. L.D. Marks Capt. Joseph T. Hatch Casualties during the defense killed 58, wounded 96, total 154 Lieut. Col. L.L. McLaurin, Lieut. George Harris, Capt. . . . — Map (db m115636) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Louisiana Eighth BattalionHeavy Artillery — Major F.N. Ogden
. . . — Map (db m105749) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Lunette at left of Stockade.Confederate Position Tablet.
This lunette, part of the stockade to its right, and the line to its left were held, the afternoon of May 19, 1863, and the assaults of the Union force repulsed, by the 27th Louisiana Infantry with the Second Missouri Infantry in support. The . . . — Map (db m115633) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Maj. Alexander Yates
36-th Miss. Infantry killed in battle May 22 — Map (db m115906) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Manning F. Force MonumentCivil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
Manning F. Force-Col. 20th Ohio Infantry, Commanding 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division 17th Corps. June 4-July 4 1863. — Map (db m92874) WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Massachusetts Tribute to the 29th, 35th and 36th Regiments Volunteer InfantryEnse petit placidam sub libertate quietem — 9th Army Corps
{Title is text}Map (db m109475) WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Melancthon Smith
Lt. Col. 45th Ill. Inf. Mortally wounded in crater, June 25. — Map (db m110719) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Michael K. Lawler
Brig. General U.S. Vols. Commanding 2nd Brigade 14th Division 13th Corps May 2 — July 4, 1863 _____ Capt. 3rd Ill. Inf. June 29, 1846 Hon. mustered out May 21, 1847 Capt. Ind. Co. Ill. Mtd. Vols. July 19, 1847 Hon. mustered . . . — Map (db m110536) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Michael K. Lawler
Brig. General U.S. Vols. Commanding 2nd Brigade 14th Division 13th Corps May 2 – July 4, 1863 _____ Capt. 3rd Ill. Inf. June 29, 1846 Hon. Mustered out May 21, 1847 Capt. Ind. Co. Ill. Mtd. Vols. July 19, 1847 . . . — Map (db m110741) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Minnesota 5th Infantry
Col. Lucius F. Hubbard 2D Brig. 3D Div. 15th Corps Casualties Jackson, May 14, 1863, none reported: Assault, May 22, killed 2, wounded 1, missing 7, total 10: Mechanicsburg, June 4, none reported: Richmond, Louisiana, . . . — Map (db m110101) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Mississippi 14th Light Art. BattalionCompany C (Section) — Lieut. F.W. Merrin Smith's Division
Engaged Champion's Hill May 16 (Battery) Defense May 18 - July 4 — Map (db m109541) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Mississippi 1st Light ArtilleryCompany E
Capt. Newit J. Drew Lieut. W.J. Duncan Forney's Division Engaed: Defense May 18 - July 4 Map (db m110521) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Mississippi 37th InfantryCol. O.S. Holland — Hebert's Brigade   Forney's Division
Engaged Defense May 18–July 4 Casualties: killed 17, wounded 56, missing 7, total 80 Lieut. J.F.H. Trussell killed — Map (db m115876) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Mississippi 38th InfantryCapt. D.B. Seal — Hebert's Brigade   Forney's Division
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 — Map (db m115879) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Mississippi 40th InfantryCol W M Colbert — Moore's Brigade Forney's Division
Engaged defense May 18-July 4 Casualties: Killed 12, Wounded 38, Total 50 Major R.B. Campbell killed — Map (db m115619) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Mississippi 43rd InfantryCol. Richard Harrison — Hebert's Brigade   Forney's Division
Engaged Defense May 18–July 4 Casualties: killed 25, wounded 33, total 58 Lieut. M.D.L. Hodo killed — Map (db m115878) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Mississippi 6th Infantry (Detachment)Major J R Stevens — Attached Smiths Division
Engaged Port Gibson May 1 (Regiment) Champion's Hill May 16 (Regiment) Defense May 18 - July 4 — Map (db m109540) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Mississippi 7th BattalionCapt. A.M. Dozier — Hebert's Brigade   Forney's Division
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 — Map (db m115882) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Mississippi Company A 1st Light Artillery
Capt. S.J. Ridley Lieut. Charles E. Hooker Lieut. P.B. Lancaster Forney's Division Engaged Chamption Hill, May 16 Big Black River Bridge, May 17 Defense, May 18 - July 4 Casualties severe, but not fully . . . — Map (db m109516) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Missouri State Memorial
. . . — Map (db m115771) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Mower's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863.Union Position Tablet
Mower's and Matthies’ Brigades of Tuttle's Division were massed for the assault the morning of May 22, on the left of the Graveyard Road and in rear of Blair's Division. The two brigades remained in this position until about 3 p.m., when Mower's . . . — Map (db m115648) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Navy to the Rescue
This impressive monument salutes the US Navy's role in the success at Vicksburg. In the spring of 1863, Grant needed to change tactics. Having failed to penetrate Confederate defenses north of Vicksburg, he decided to move his large and . . . — Map (db m109343) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Officers' Quarters - USS Cairo
Cairo's officers slept separately from the enlisted men. Officers' quarters were on the gun deck on either side of the paddle wheel. Here they escaped the heat from the fireroom and boilers. [Caption] The captain's quarters . . . — Map (db m110371) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — OhioForty Eighth Regiment
This stone marks farthest advance of the Forty Eighth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the assault of May 22, 1863. — Map (db m109567) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Ohio 4th Battery,
Front Capt. Louis Hoffman; Lieut. George Froehlich. 1st Div.; 15th Corps. Side This battery was present with its divisions, and took part in the assaults, May 19 and May 22, and served during the siege, with . . . — Map (db m110098) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Ohio Eighty Third Infantry83rd O.V.I.
Ohio Eighty Third Infantry. Col. Frederick W. Moore. 1st Brig. 10th Div. 13th Corps. — Map (db m104238) WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Ohio Ninety Fifth Regiment
This stone marks the farthest advance of the Ninety Fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the assault of May 19, 1863. — Map (db m110046) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Ohio Ninety Sixth Infantry,
Front Ohio Ninety Sixth Infantry, Lieut. Col. Albert H. Brown Col. Joseph W. Vance. 1st Brig.10th Div.,13th Corps. Rear This regiment was ordered to remain at Perkins' Landing, Louisiana, when . . . — Map (db m104260) WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Ohio Seventeenth Battery
Front, Ohio Seventeenth Battery Capt. Ambrose A. Blount, Capt. Charles S. Rice 10th Div., 13th Corps. Rear Casualties: In the Battle of Port Gibson, May 1, 1863, Sustained no . . . — Map (db m104205) WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Ohio Thirtieth Infantry;
Col. Theodore Jones; Lieut. Col. George H. Hildt; Col. Theodore Jones. 3D Brig.; 2D Div.; 15th Corps. — Map (db m110331) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Ohio Thirtieth Regiment
This stone marks the farthest advance of the Thirtieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the assault of May 22, 1863. — Map (db m115810) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Ohio Thirty Seventh Infantry;
Col. Edward Siber; Lieut. Col. Louis Von Blessingh; Maj. Charles Hipp; Col. Edward Siber. 3D Brig.; 2D Div.; 15th Corps. — Map (db m110290) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Overwhelming Firepower
The Union siege of Vicksburg was 
successful because of places like this. 
At Battery De Golyer, the Union army 
concentrated its cannon. Confederates 
spread theirs out. When a Confederate
 cannon fired, many Union . . . — Map (db m109360) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Paddle Wheel - USS Cairo
Cairo's 15-foot wide paddle wheel is made up of five, 22-foot-diameter "spiders"—the web-like iron arms and circles that form the spokes of the wheel. The paddles, or "buckets," were probably simple wood planks. If damaged, they could . . . — Map (db m110372) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Pembroke S· Senteny
Lt· Col · 2nd· MO· C·S· Inf·t·y killed in battle Jvly 1· 1863 — Map (db m110726) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Peter J· Osterhaus
. . . — Map (db m110535) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Pilothouse - USS Cairo
Look up. That circle of sloping iron plates overhead shielded Cairo's pilothouse. From this exposed perch atop the upper deck, the pilot steered the gunboat and the officer on duty kept a watchful eye on the river. Orders to the engine room . . . — Map (db m110405) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Plenty of Firepower - Armor Plated
Plenty of Firepower Ironclads like the USS Cairo came equipped with 13 heavy cannon. It took a crew of six men to position and fire each gun. As Cairo prowled the rivers north of Vicksburg, it could use its cannon . . . — Map (db m109470) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Randal W. MacGavock
Col. 10th Tenn. Infty Killed in Battle May 12, 1863 — Map (db m88188) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Ransom's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863.Union Position Tablet
This brigade was formed for the assault, in columns of regiments by divisions closed in mass, in the following order from right to left: 72D Illinois, 14th Wisconsin, 95th Illinois, 11th Illinois in front, and the 17th Wisconsin in support. The . . . — Map (db m115874) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Remember the Sacrifices
Look around. This peaceful place once trembled 
with the roar of cannon, rumbled with
 underground explosions, and echoed with the 
cries of wounded and dying soldiers. Here men,
 who before 1861 had been fellow citizens, . . . — Map (db m110057) HM

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