• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

3rd Illinois Cavalry, Company L

Unit marker

Unit marker

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Monument is located on Union Avenue 200 yards south of the Iowa Memorial. Company L Marker on Union Avenue 100 yards north of the Iowa Memorial. This unit was headquarters escort for Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand (relieved 6/19/63) & Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and was commanded by Capt. David R. Sparks. [Refer to Osterhaus of Missouri.]
 
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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.