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.

    The Battle of Big Black River Bridge
    The Battle of Big Black River Bridge

    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… Read More

    18 May 1863

    Participated in the Battle of Vicksburg at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

    The Battle of Vicksburg
    The Battle of Vicksburg

    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… Read More

    05 Jun 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Piedmont at Augusta County, Virginia.

    09 May 1865

    Tennessee 60th Infantry mustered out at Tennessee.