Texas - Johnston's Army Monument - Vicksburg National Military Park
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N 32° 20.556 W 090° 51.395
15S E 701721 N 3580430
Quick Description: This granite and bronze marker is located south of the large Texas Memorial at Tour Stop #13.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 1/8/2015 7:27:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMN73D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
Text on the front of the monument:

TEXAS
JOHNSTON'S ARMY


Gregg's Brigade
Brig. Gen. John Gregg
7th Infantry Col. H.S. Gransbury
Killed 22 Wounded 73 Missing 83 Total 158
Capt. W. H. Smith Killed. Lts. J. C. Kidd
J. W. Taylor and A. H. White Mortally Wounded
Casualties. Raymond. May 12, 1863


Ector's Brigade
Brig. General M. D. Ector
9th Infantry Col. William H. Young
10th Cav. Dismtd Lt. Col. C. R. Earp
14th Cav. Dismtd Col. J. L. Camp
32nd Cav. Dismtd Col. J. A. Andrews

Maxey's Brigade
Brig. General S. B. Maxey
1st Batln Sharpshooters Major Jas. Burnet

2nd Cavalry Brigade
Brig. Gen. J. W. Whitfield
Colonel Lawrence S. Ross
3rd Regiment Colonel J. S. Boggess
6th Regiment Col. Lawrence S. Ross
9th Regiment Colonel D. W. Jones
1st Legion Lt. Colonel J. H. Broocks



From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: HS-585
  LCS ID: 003840




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
12/09/1977

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

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

Short Physical Description

52" x 27" x 80" high, the gray granite monument consists of a rectangular base and rectangular vertical slab. Attached to the slanting face of the slab is a 28" x 50" bronze tablet giving unit designation and casualties.



Material(s)   
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)

1. 
Substructure
Concrete
2. 
Superstructure
Bronze
3. 
Superstructure
Granite


Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1913
AD
 
 
 
 
2. 
Moved
1985
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. Wikipedia - Siege of Vicksburg
2. The Civil War Home - The Vicksburg Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
3. National Register Application - NRHP




Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1913

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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Related Website: [Web Link]

Photo or photos will be uploaded.: yes

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

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