• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

2d United States Artillery, Battery E

2d United States Artillery Marker

2d United States Artillery Marker

NPS Photo

Marker located on Grant Avenue near Grant's Circle. This unit was attached to the Artillery Corps, of Maj. Gen. John G. Parke's IX Army Corps (Detachment), on Maj. Gen'l William T. Sherman's exterior line, and commanded by Lt. Samuel N. Benjamin. [Refer to pages 738 and 784, Volume 6 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]

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.