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9th Illinois Cavalry

This unit was attached to Col. LaFayette McCrillis' 1st Brigade of Col. John K. Mizner's Cavalry Division, headquartered at Germantown, TN and was commanded by Majs. Ira R. Gifford & Henry B. Burgh.
Illinois Memorial
Illinois Memorial
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USS Cairo ca. 1862

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.