• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

30th Louisiana Infantry Battalion

30th Louisiana Infantry Battalion Regimental Monument

30th Louisiana Infantry Battalion Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located on Confederate Avenue at the Louisiana Memorial (Park Tour Stop 11). This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French's Division (organized 21 June 1863), Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Col. Thomas Shields. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1150.]

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.