• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

13th Louisiana Infantry [African Descent]

United States African Brigade Tablet

United States African Brigade Tablet

NPS Photo

This unit was attached to Col's Isaac F. Shepard's (under arrest at the time of the battle of Milliken's Bend), Hermann Lieb's (wounded 7 June 1863), and Lt. Col. Charles J. Paine's African Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana, under Brig. Gen'ls Jeremiah C. Sullivan (relieved 3 June 1863) and Elias S. Dennis, and commanded by Lt. H. Knoll. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 1205 and 1206, and also Shepard of Missouri and Dennis of Illinois.]

Did You Know?

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.