• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

6th Alabama Infantry Battalion

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Abraham Buford's Brigade of Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner's 3d Military District at Port Hudson, LA , Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. When Burford's Brigade was reorganized and transferred north the regiment remained behind at Port Hudson. [Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 707.]

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.