1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Company C
This unit was attached to the Marine Hospital Battery and commanded by Capt. John H. Lamon. Company C manned two of the 42-pdr smoothbore guns in the battery. The Marine Hospital Battery was west of the Marine Hospital about 40 ft above the river and mounted three 42-pdr smoothbore guns, two 32-pdr smoothbore guns, and two 32-pdr rifled guns. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 63.]
Iron tablet is located outside Vicksburg National Military Park, on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, at the southwest corner of Speed and Pearl Streets.
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.