Collection: Army of Mississippi

Most famous for the campaigns of Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, and Vicksburg, the Army of Mississippi would focus its efforts in the defense of the "Deep South" and the Mississippi Valley.  The army was formed shortly before the Battle of Shiloh and would be the bases of the formation of the Army of Tennessee in November of 1862. The Army of Mississippi was then reformed in December of 1862 (sometimes referred to as Army of Vicksburg) and would work in conjunction with the short lived Army of West Tennessee. It would include forces from around the "Deep South" and Trans-Mississippi Southern states. However, it would also include forces within the department from the Carolinas sent to lift the siege of Vicksburg in 1863. Once the army surrendered on July 4, 1863, the majority of the units would be transferred into the Army of Tennessee until the end of the war.