Memorial Day Weekend Concert Information
VNMP is hosting 3 outdoor concerts at the Clay Street Visitor Center, May 24, 25, & 26. The VC parking lot will close at 5:00pm those days and NO on-site parking will be allowed. Click 'More' for detailed parking information. More »
49th Illinois Infantry
Part of the regiment was attached to Col. David Moore's 4th Brigade of Brig. Gen. James C. Veatch's 5th Division, XVI Army Corps, District of Memphis, stationed at White Station, TN and was commanded by Col. Phineas Pease. The remainder of the regiment was attached to Col. James M. True's 3rd Brigade of the 3rd Division, Maj. Gen. Richard J. Oglesby's Left Wing, XVI Army Corps, stationed at Germantown, TN and commanded by Maj. Thomas W. Morgan.
Did You Know?
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.