1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Company I
This unit was attached to the "Widow Blakely Battery" about a mile southeast of the Marine Battery, 130 ft above the river, and commanded by Capt. Edward G. Butler. The battery mounted three 32-pdr rifled guns and one 7.44-inch Blakely Rifle (known as the "Widow Blakely"). [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 63.]
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The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.