• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

6th Missouri Cavalry - Union

Regimental Marker

Regimental Marker

NPS Photo

Monument located on Union Avenue south of the Iowa Memorial.

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus' 9th Division, Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand's (relieved of command 19 June 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps, and commanded by Col. Clark Wright.

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.