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11th Wisconsin Infantry

Monument is located on Union Avenue between the Iowa Memorial and railroad bridge. Also, a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located on Confederate Avenue 200 yards south of the railroad. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Michael K. Lawler's 2d Brigade of Brig. Gen. Eugene A. Carr's 14th Division, XIII Army Corps under Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand (relieved 19 June 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord, and commanded by Col. Charles L. Harris, Maj. Arthur Platt and Lt. Col. Charles A. Wood. [Refer to pages 530, 545 and 546, Volume 2 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]
 
11th Wisconsin Infantry markers
11th Wisconsin Infantry Regimental Marker and Assault Marker, 22 May 1863
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Thomas O. Selfridge

Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.