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Sculpted by Gary Casteel


1863 Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Monument Replicas


Comprised largely of fishermen, oystermen, and sailors from the population of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, the 3rd Mississippi Infantry was organized in Enterprise, Mississippi in the spring of 1861.  In April of 1862, several companies of the regiment were subjected to combat at Biloxi and Pass Christian, and the regiment was engaged at Vicksburg and at Chickasaw Bayou later that year.  Assigned to Brigadier General Winfield Scott Featherstone's Brigade of General W.W. Loring's Division in 1863, the 3rd Mississippi took part in the defense of Vicksburg.  


At the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, also called the Battle of Walnut Hills and the opening engagement of the Vicksburg Campaign, fought December 26–29, 1862, the 3rd Mississippi was attached to Col. Allen Thomas' Provisional Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Stephen Dill Lee's Provisional Division, Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith's 2d Military District, of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Lt. Col. Thomas A. Burgin.


From April 15 to May 8, 1863, the battalion was attached to Brig. Gen. James R. Chalmers' 5th Military District (headquartered at Panola, MS), Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Department of the West.  During the assaults and siege of Vicksburg, the battalion was attached to Brig. Gen. Jeptha V. Harris' Mississippi State Troops, of Brig. Gen. John C. Vaughn's 2d Brigade, Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith's Division, in Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg.  The regiment was engaged at Champion Hill and the Siege of Jackson, but escaped capture when Vicksburg was surrendered to Federal forces on July 4, 1863.


The located on the north side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.1 mile east of Fort Hill.

3rd Mississippi Infantry (Vicksburg)

SKU: 1120
  • Size:  4” x 2” x 5”

    Weight:  1.40lbs

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