8th Battalion Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Company F
This unit was attached to the "Whig Office Battery" and commanded by Capt. T. N. McCrory. The "Whig Office Battery" was near the old steamboat landing and mounted one 10-inch Columbiad gun and one 32-pdr smoothbore gun. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 63.]
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The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.