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4th Minnesota Infantry

Regimental Marker

Regimental Marker

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Bronze tablet on the Minnesota State Memorial, and monument located on Union Avenue 25 yards north of the Minnesota State Memorial. Also, a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located on Confederate Avenue opposite the north end of the Jewish Cemetery, and a marker designating a sharpshooter's line 500 yards east of the Mississippi State Memorial on the Al Scheller hiking trail.

This unit was attached to Col. John B. Sanborn's 1st Brigade, of Brig. Gen'ls Isaac F. Quinby and John E. Smith's 7th Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps, and commanded by Col. John E. Tourtellotte.
 
Regimental Plaque, Minnesota State Memorial
Regimental Plaque, Minnesota State Memorial
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4th Minnesota Infantry Markers - Assault, May 22, 1863; Sharpshooters Line
4th Minnesota Infantry Markers - Assault, May 22, 1863; Sharpshooters Line
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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.