• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

2d West Tennessee Cavalry

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This unit was attached to Col. Bazil D. Meek's 4th Brigade, of Col. John K. Mizner's Cavalry Division as the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, and commanded by Capt. Asa N. Hayes and Capt. Pleasant K. Parsons. The detachment was stationed at Grand Junction, TN. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1143.]

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.