• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

15th Texas Cavalry [Dismounted]

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Col. James Deshler's 2d Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Churchill's Post of Arkansas, and commanded by Maj. V.P. Sanders. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 418.]

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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.