• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

23d Mississippi Infantry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman's 1st Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. Joseph M. Wells and Maj. George W. B. Garrett. During the siege of Vicksburg, the unit was attached to Col. Arthur E. Reynold's and Brig. Gen. John Adams' (assumed command 8 June 1863) 1st Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, pages 593 and 595; Volume II, page 643; and Volume III, page 1150.]

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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.