• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

9th Texas Infantry

Texas Units Monument

Texas Units Monument

NPS Photo

Multiple monument located on the north side of Confederate Avenue at the Railroad Redoubt (Park Tour Stop 13). This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Matthew D. Ector's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William H.T. Walker's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Col. M. A. Dillard. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1151.]

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.