• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Illinois Light Artillery, Battery H

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Unit marker

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An iron tablet on Union Ave 400' south of Park Tour Stop #5; also a monument on the south side of Park Tour Stop #5. This unit was attached to Maj. Gen. Francis P. Blair's 2nd Division of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Capt. Levi W. Hart. (Capt. William Cogswell commanded all 1st Illinois Light artillery.) [Refer to Gen. Blair of Missouri].
 
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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.