• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

29th Illinois Infantry, Company K

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

NPS Image

Monument located on Grant Avenue across the road from the Rhode Island Memorial. Company K served with detachments from other units on the gunboat Petrel and was commanded by Capt. Elijah P. Curtis.

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.