In memory of all Mississippians who battled upon this hallowed ground the Sixth and Seventh of April Eighteen Hundred Sixty Two
Erected by the citizens of the great state of Mississippi
Mississippi Units - Army of the Mississippi
3rd Infantry Battalion, Wood's Brigade
5th Infantry Regiment, Chalmers Brigade
6th Infantry Regiment, Cleburne's Brigade
7th Infantry Regiment, Chalmers Brigade
9th Infantry Regiment, Chalmers Brigade
10th Infantry Regiment, Chalmers Brigade
15th Infantry Regiment, Statham's Brigade
22nd Infantry Regiment, Statham's Brigade
Blythe's Infantry Regiment, Johnson's Brigade
2nd Confederate Infantry Regiment, Cos. A, H, & I, Bowen's Brigade
3rd Confederate Infantry Regiment, Cos. E & G, Shaver's Brigade
Rains (Vaiden) Battery, Orbson's Brigade
Byrne's Battery, Trabue's Brigade
Harper's (Jefferson Light Artillery) Battery, Wood's Brigade
Hudson's (Pettus Flying Artillery) Battery, Bowen's Brigade
Smith's Battery, Stephens Brigade
Stanford's Battery, Stewart's Brigade
Swett's (Warren Light Artillery) Battery, Shaver's Brigade
Adams Cavalry Regiment, Unattached
Brewer's (Miss. & Ala.) Cavalry Battalion, Cheatham's Division
Lindsay's 1st Cavalry Regiment Cheatham's Division
"...Never before did I gaze so earnestly mentally into that dark unknown world & seek to the position I must occupy there. At this moment I trust I made a sincere, honest surrender of myself to God, the maker of my & the preserver of my life. ...I asked for life if that might be a useful one. Let me remember this in future years."
Augustus H. Mecklin, Pvt.
Co. I, 15th Miss. Inf. Regiment
"The night came on, and the Confederates lay down in line of battle to rest and slumber realizing the danger of the coming morn and the certainty that for many the next sunrise would be their last on earth."
Thomas D. Duncan, Pvt.