• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

2nd Illinois Light Artillery, Battery F

Unit Marker

Unit Marker

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Monument is located Union Avenue 100 yards southwest of the Wisconsin Memorial. Also iron tablets located 300' west of Park Tour Stop #4 and in the mowed bay 300' east of Confederate Avenue north of Glass Bayou. [east of 37th & 38th Mississippi trench marker.] This unit attached to Brig. Gen. John McArthur's 6th Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps and was commanded by Capt. John W. Powell.
 
Unit position tablet
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.