• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Mississippi Light Artillery, Companies B, F, K

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. W.N.R. Beall's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner's 3d Military District at Port Hudson, LA, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Capts. George Abbay, J. L. Bradford, and A. J. Herod. [Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 706; and to Edward Cunningham's The Port Hudson Campaign, 1862 - 1863, page 128.]

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.