• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

2d Arkansas Infantry [African Descent]

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brigadier General Frederick Salomon's 13th Division, Major General Benjamin M. Prentiss' District of Eastern Arkansas, and commanded by Major G. W. Burchard. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1242.]

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.