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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

50th Pennsylvania Infantry

Lt. Col. Thomas S. Brenholtz

Lt. Col. Thomas S. Brenholtz

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Listed on the Pennsylvania State Memorial. The unit was attached to Col. Benjamin C. Christ's 3d Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Robert B. Potter's 2d Division, Maj. Gen. John G. Parke's IX Army Corps (Detachment), on Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Exterior Line and commanded by Lt. Col. Thomas S. Brenholtz.
 
Pennsylvania State Memorial
Pennsylvania State Memorial
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Pennsylvania State Memorial Plaque
Pennsylvania State Memorial Plaque
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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.