Tennessee 60th Infantry (Confederate)
01 Oct 1862
Tennessee 60th Infantry organized at Tennessee.
26 Dec 1862
Participated in the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou at Warren County, MIssissippi.
17 May 1863
Participated in the Battle of Big Black River Bridge at Hinds Co, Mississippi.
Reeling from their defeat at Champion Hill and heading west toward Vicksburg, the Confederates reached Big Black River Bridge, the night of May 16-17th. Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton ordered Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen, with three brigades, to man the fortifications on the east bank of the river and impede any Union pursuit. Three divisions of Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand's Thirteenth Corps moved out from Edwards Station on the morning of the 17th. They encountered the Confederates behind breastworks and took co…
18 May 1863
Participated in the Battle of Vicksburg at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
In mid-May, 1863, after six months of unsuccessful attempts, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee finally converged on Vicksburg, defended by a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton. Capture of the Mississippi River town was critical to Union control of the strategic river. Vicksburg was located on a high river bluff defended with artillery, and Pemberton's men had constructed a series of fortifications in an 8-mile arc surrounding the city on the landward side. After crossing the…
05 Jun 1864
Participated in the Battle of Piedmont at Augusta County, Virginia.
09 May 1865
Tennessee 60th Infantry mustered out at Tennessee.