• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

5th Missouri Cavalry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Cols. Joseph G. Shelby's (wounded 4 July 1863) and G. W. Thompson's 1st Brigade, of Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke's Division, Lt. Gen. Theophilus H. Holmes' District of Arkansas, in Lt. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's Trans-Mississippi Department, and commanded by Lt. Col. B.F. Gordon. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1244.]

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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.