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    National Military Park Mississippi

29th Wisconsin Infantry

29th Wisconsin Infantry Regimental Marker

29th Wisconsin Infantry Regimental Marker

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Monument is located on Union Avenue, 250 yards south of Fort Garrott. This unit was attached to Col. William T. Spicely and Brig. Gen. George F. McGinnis' 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen. Alvin P. Hovey's 12th Division, Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand's (relieved of command 19 June 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps, and commanded by Col. Charles R. Gill and Lt. Col. William A. Green. [Refer to pages 410 and 411, Volume 2 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]

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USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.