• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

2nd Illinois Cavalry, Company A

Unit marker

Unit marker

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Monument located 200 yards south of the Iowa Memorial. Marker for Company A located on Jackson Road 100 yards east of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's Statue. This unit was headquarters escort for Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's 3rd Division of Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps and was commanded by Lt. William B. Commins. [Refer to Logan of Illinois.]
 
Unit position marker
Unit position marker
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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.