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1863 Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Monument Replicas

 

The 4th Mississippi Infantry Regiment was organized at Grenada, Mississippi in April of 1861. Many of its members were recruited in Attala, Grenada, Lafayette, and Carroll counties.  The regiment moved to Tennessee where a detachment was captured at Fort Henry and the regiment at Fort Donelson.  After being exchanged, the unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William E. Baldwin's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. Pierce S. Layton, Lt. Col. Thomas W. Adair, and Capt. Thomas P. Nelson.

 

The 4th Mississippi participated in the conflicts at Chickasaw Bayou, Port Gibson, and Big Black River BridgeAt the Battle of Big Black River Bridge, the regiment was attached to Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen's Bridgehead Defense Force, and although suffering few killed and wounded, many men were captured, including Maj. Joseph J. Gee, at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Again exchanged, the regiment was then attached to General Baldwin's and Sears' Brigade and fought with the Army of Tennessee from Cassville to Nashville. 

 

Later the 4th Mississippi shared in the defense of Mobile.  The regiment was organized with 787 officers and men and totaled 279 in October of 1862.  It reported 4 casualties at Chickasaw Bayou, 47 at Kennesaw Mountain, 29 at the Chattahoochee River, and 26 at Atlanta.  Few surrendered in May of 1865.

 

The monument is located on the north side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.4 miles east of the Tennessee Memorial.

4th Mississippi Infantry (Vicksburg)

SKU: 1121
$135.00Price
  • Size:  4” x 2” x 5”

    Weight:  1.40lbs

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