• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles [Dismounted]

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was a dismounted command of riflemen attached to Brig. Gen. Evander McNair’s Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French’s Division (organized 21 June 1863), Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Col. R.W. Harper. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1150.]

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.