7th Mississippi Infantry Monument - Vicksburg National Military Park
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N 32° 21.389 W 090° 50.878
15S E 702501 N 3581986
Quick Description: This carved granite marker is located across Confederate Avenue from the parking for Tour Stop #11. It is the northernmost marker of this group of two.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 1/5/2015 8:46:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMN6QY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
7th Battalion Mississippi Infantry has this one major marker on the Vicksburg Battlefield. This is a typical grey granite slab marker of the Mississippi units.

7th Infantry Battalion was organized during the early spring of 1862 near Quitman, Mississippi. The unit was assigned to Hebert's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and was captured when Vicksburg fell. After the exchange the battalion then served in Mackall's and Sears' Brigade. 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.

Text on the front of the monument:


7th Battalion
Capt A M Dozier
Hebert's Brigade Forney's Division
Engaged Defense, May 8 - July 4
Casualties Killed 17, Wounded 33, Total 50
Capt. S. C. Pearson and Lieut. J. C. C. Welborn Killed
Capt. W. T. B. Baylis, Mortally Wounded

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: HS-419
  LCS ID: 03720

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

The monument contributes to the national significance of the park under NR Criteria A because it represents the national movement among veterans and related groups to commemorate and mark major Civil War battlefields.

Short Physical Description

52" x 26" x 72", the monument is a simple rectangular slab of rock-faced gray granite. The upper portion of the front is polished and carries an inscription relating the unit's campaign record and casualties.

Structural Component(s)


Construction Period:
Physical Event
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Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
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Designer Occupation

My Sources
1. Family Search.org- 7th Battalion Mississippi Infantry
2. Wikipedia - Siege of Vicksburg
3. The Civil War Home - The Vicksburg Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
4. National Register Application - NRHP

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1909

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Not listed

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