58th Ohio Infantry
Monument located at the junction of Union Avenue and Sherman Avenue. At Chickasaw Bayou (26 Dec 1862 - 2 Jan 1863), the regiment was attached to Brig. Gen. Francis P. Blair, Jr.'s 1st Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Frederick Steele's 4th Division, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Expeditionary Force, and commanded by Lt. Col. P. Dister (killed). At Post of Arkansas (9-11 Jan 1863), the regiment was attached to Brig. Gen. Francis P. Blair, Jr.'s, 1st Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Frederick Steele's 1st Division, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's XV Army Corps, of Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand's Army of the Mississippi, and commanded by Capt. B. Benkler. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, pages 229 and 416.]
Did You Know?
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.