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    National Military Park Mississippi

27th Missouri Infantry

27th Missouri Infantry Regimental Marker

27th Missouri Infantry Regimental Marker

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Monument designating a sharpshooters' line on the south side of Union Avenue approximately 0.8 miles west of Thayer's Approach (Park Tour Stop #6). Also a multiple monument located on the south side of Union Avenue approximately 0.2 miles west of the Navy Memorial (Park Tour Stop #7). This unit was attached to Colonels Francis H. Manter's and Bernard G. Farrar's (assumed command 13 June 1863) 1st Brigade of Maj. Gen. Frederick Steel's and Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's 1st Division, Maj. Gen'ls William T. Sherman's and Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps, and commanded by Col. Thomas Curley.
 
27th Missouri Infantry Unit Position Marker
27th Missouri Infantry Unit Position Marker
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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.