• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

3rd Battery Maryland Artillery

3rd Maryland Artillery Tablet

3rd Maryland Artillery Tablet

NPS Photo

The monument and iron tablet are located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, on the east side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.2 miles south of Hall's Ferry Road. The monument serves as the Maryland State Memorial. This unit was attached to Col. Alexander W. Reynolds' 4th Brigade of Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Capt. Ferdinand O. Claiborne (KIA) and Capt. John B. Rowan. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 644 and Volume III, pages 784, 872 and 965.]

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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.