• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

3d Battery Ohio Light Artillery

3d Battery Ohio Light Artillery Tablet

3d Battery Ohio Light Artillery Tablet

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Monument and iron tablets located on Union Avenue at Tour Stop #1, Battery DeGolyer. This unit was attached to Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's 3d Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps.
 
3d Battery Ohio Light Artillery Tablet

3d Battery Ohio Light Artillery Tablet

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Later, the battery was attached to Brig. Gen. John McArthur's Provisional Division, Maj. Gen'l Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment), on Maj. Gen'l William T. Sherman's exterior line. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1149.]
 
3d Battery Ohio Light Artillery Regimental Monument
3d Battery Ohio Light Artillery Regimental Monument
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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.