• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

2nd Illinois Light Artillery, Battery D

This unit attached to Col. William H. Morgan's 2nd Brigade, Brig. Gen. James C. Veatch's 5th Division, XVI Army Corps, District of Memphis and commanded by Capt. Charles S. Cooper.

Illinois memorial
Illinois Memorial
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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.