• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

2nd Illinois Light Artillery, Battery A

Unit marker

Unit marker

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Monument and iron tablet located on Union Avenue 50 yards south of the railroad bridge. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Eugene A. Carr's 14th Division, Maj. Gen'l's John A. McClernand (relieved 6/19/63) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and was commanded by Lt. Jacob C. Hansel, Lt. Frank B. Fenton and Capt. Peter Davidson.
Unit position tablets
Unit position tablet
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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.