• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

6th Mississippi Infantry [Detachment]

6th Mississippi Infantry [Detachment] Regimental Monument

6th Mississippi Infantry [Detachment] Regimental Monument

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Monument located on Confederate Avenue, 100 yards east of Fort Hill (Park Tour Stop 9). Also, a trench marker located on the north side of Confederate Avenue just east of Fort Hill. This unit was an unattached command in Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Maj. J. R. Stevens. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 780, 873, and 968.]
 
6th Mississippi Infantry [Detachment] Marker
6th Mississippi Infantry [Detachment] Marker
NPS Photo

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.