Maury's - Forny's Division Headquarter's Tablet - Vicksburg National Military Park
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N 32° 21.394 W 090° 50.904
15S E 702460 N 3581994
Quick Description: This tablet is at the southwest corner of Tour Stop #11 along the Confederate Avenue Tour Road.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 1/4/2015 12:40:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMN6GT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
From Wikipedia on Dabney H. Maury:
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"Dabney Herndon Maury (May 21, 1822 – January 11, 1900) was an officer in the United States Army, instructor at West Point, author of military training books, and a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

When the Civil War began, Maury was the Assistant Adjutant General in the New Mexico Territory, based in Santa Fe. Hearing the news of the firing on Fort Sumter, he resigned from the United States Army and travelled back to Virginia. He entered the Confederate Army as a colonel, serving as an Adjutant General, then was Chief of Staff under General Earl Van Dorn. Following the Battle of Pea Ridge, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general and assigned to field command. Maury led a division at the Second Battle of Corinth, and was appointed major general in November 1862. He participated in army operations around Vicksburg, Mississippi, and in the defense of Mobile, Alabama. In the latter military campaign, Maury commanded the Department of the Gulf."

From Wikipedia on John Horace Forney:
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"John Horace Forney (August 12, 1829 – September 13, 1902) was a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

Forney resigned his commission on January 23, 1861, and entered the Confederate Army as colonel of the 10th Alabama Infantry and took part in the First Battle of Manassas. He was wounded at Dranesville, Virginia, in December 1861. Forney was promoted to brigadier general on March 10, 1862, and to major general on October 27—a rise in rank that probably outran his abilities. After brief service as commander of the Departments of Alabama and Florida he was given a division of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's army defending Vicksburg and was captured there when the city fell in July 1863. After being exchanged, Forney was sent to the Department of the Trans-Mississippi, where he followed John George Walker as commander of the Texas Division."

Text of the marker:

C. (shield) S.
Headquarters
Maury's - Forney's Division
Army of Vicksburg
Maj. Gen. John H. Forney
May 21 - July 4 1863

About 900 Yards west of this Tablet
Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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