• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

14th Illinois Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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Monument is located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, on Hall's Ferry Road at (north) Illinois Circle midway between Interstate 20 and Confederate Avenue. Also a marker located 350' from Hall's Ferry Road, between the Georgia Salient Work and John Allen Street, designating a sharpshooter's line. This unit was attached to Col. Cyrus Hall's 2nd Brigade of Brig. Gen. Jacob G. Lauman's 4th Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) and was commanded by Lt. Col. William Camm (captured 22 June 1863) & Capt. Augustus H. Cornman. The regiment lost 4 enlisted men killed, 5 enlisted men wounded, 1 officer & 5 enlisted men captured for a total of 15 casualties. [Refer to pages 136 & 143, Volume I, Book 2 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books. Also refer to Col. Cyrus Hall of Illinois and Lauman of Wisconsin.]

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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.