14th Mississippi Battalion Light Artillery, Company C
Monument located on Confederate Avenue at Fort Hill (Park Tour Stop 9). This unit manned guns on Brig. Gen. Alfred Cumming's sector of the Vicksburg Perimeter Defensive Lines.
Did You Know?
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.