40th Mississippi Infantry - Vicksburg National Military Park
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N 32° 21.153 W 090° 51.086
15S E 702183 N 3581543
Quick Description: This carved granite marker is located across Confederate Avenue from Pemberton Circle.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 1/7/2015 6:27:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMN6XH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
40th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry has this one major marker on the Vicksburg Battlefield. This is a typical grey granite slab marker of the Mississippi units.

40th Infantry Regiment was formed during the early summer of 1862 after several attempts to organize a unit. Some of the men were from Attala County. It was active in the conflicts at Iuka and Corinth, then, assigned to J.C. Moore's and L. Hebert's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, was captured at Vicksburg in July, 1863. After being exchanged the regiment served in the Army of Tennessee under the command of Generals Baldwin and Featherston. It participated in the Atlanta Campaign, Hood's winter operations in Tennessee, and the North Carolina Campaign. Its casualties at Iuka were 10 killed, 39 wounded, and 21 missing of the 314 engaged, and during the siege at Vicksburg there were 12 killed and 38 wounded. The unit reported 10 killed, 57 wounded, and 27 missing at Peach Tree Creek, totalled 64 effectives in December, 1864, and surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Wallace B. Colbert and George P. Wallace, Lieutenant Colonels Josiah A.P. Campbell and James R. Childress, and Majors W.M. Gibbons and Enoch McDonald.

Text on the front of the monument:


40th Regiment
Col. W. B. Colbert
Moore's Brigade Forney's Division
Engaged Defense, May 8 - July 4
Casualties Killed 12, Wounded 33, Total 50
Major P.B. Campbell Killed

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: HS-426
  LCS ID: 03725

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
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer Occupation

My Sources
1. Family Search.org- 40th Regiment, 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

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of Mississippi

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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