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    Vicksburg

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53rd Indiana Infantry

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Monument is located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, 100 yards north of Illinois Circle on Hall's Ferry Road. Also a marker designating a sharpshooter's line on the south side of John Allen Street 100' off Hall's Ferry Road. This unit was attached to Col. Cyrus Hall's 2nd & Col. Amory K. Johnson's 3rd Brigades of Brig. Gen. Jacob G. Lauman's 4th Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) and was commanded by Col. Walter Q. Gresham.
 
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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.