• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

3rd Battery Iowa Light Artillery

Iowa State Memorial

Iowa State Memorial

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This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Frederick Salomon's 13th Division of Maj. Gen. Benjamin M. Prentiss' District of Eastern Arkansas, Maj. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and was commanded by Lt. Melvil C. Wright

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USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.