• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

38th Iowa Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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Please note: There is no public access to this monument A multiple monument is located at Iowa Circle, former park property in the City of Vicksburg, which is south of Interstate 20 and modern Iowa Avenue. The bronze unit tablet is missing, presumed stolen. Also a marker designating a sharpshooter's line which is placed in "temporary storage" and cannot be returned to its proper position (due to Interstate-20 right-of-way). This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William Vandever's 1st Brigade of Maj. Gen. Francis J. Herron's unattached Division, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee and was commanded by Col. D. Henry Hughs.
 
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.