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Vicksburg National Military Park To Host Special Program About 11th Louisiana Infantry



A special program will be hosted by the Vicksburg National Military Park on March 16th at 11:00 a.m.
This program will take place at the Visitor Center Theater. The program is called “Considerable Obstinacy: The Origins of the 11th Louisiana Infantry, African Descent”. It will be presented by Isaiah Tadlock.
Press Release from the website about the program: 

Saturday, March 16, 2024 11 AM-12 PM

The 11th Louisiana Infantry, (African Descent) formally organized as part of the U.S. Army, in May 1863. Within weeks of their enlistment, the 11th LA Inf. (A.D.) successfully defended themselves and the Mississippi River landing from an attack by Texas Confederate forces. Although the 11th LA Inf. (A.D.) was comprised of men who recently self-manumitted themselves from nearby plantations, their military records indicate many of the U.S. soldiers were born in other “slave states” and transported south as part of the U.S. domestic slave trade. Their records also reveal the diversity of skills obtained during their enslavement, noting some were highly skilled craftsman. The valor displayed by the 11th LA Inf. (A.D.) at Milliken’s Bend was a pivotal moment in the Civil War, demonstrating to the world the African American U.S. soldiers’ ability and determination to fight for their “Freedom.”

Join us in discovering more about the origins, successes, and sacrifices of the 11th LA Inf. (A.D.) in the Civil War era.

Co-Sponsored by the Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park & Campaign

Visitor Center Theater
Vicksburg National Military Park
3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183

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