• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Baxter's Alabama Partisan Battalion

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Col. Philip D. Roddey's District of North Alabama in Gen. Braxton Bragg's Department of Tennessee (15 April-8 May 1863), and commanded by Capt. G. L. Baxter. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 252.]

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.