• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

4th Mississippi Cavalry, Company D

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached as Provost Guard, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Capt. J. Ruffin. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1152.]

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.