• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

50th Tennessee Infantry

Tennessee Units Monument

Tennessee Units Monument

NPS Photo

Multiple monument located on the south side of Confederate Avenue at the Tennessee Memorial. This unit was attached to Brig. John Gregg's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William H.T. Walker's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Col. C. A. Sugg and Lt. Col. Thomas W. Beaumont. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 225; Volume II, pages 515 and 557; and Volume III, page 1151.]

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.