• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery B

Damaged 1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery B Tablet

Damaged 1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery B Tablet

NPS Photo

Monument and iron tablet have been damaged by vandalism. Located at Iowa Circle on old Iowa Avenue (behind present-day WalMart).

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William W. Orme's 2d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Francis J. Herron's unattached Division, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee and commanded by Capt. Martin Welfley.

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.