• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Blocker's [Arkansas] Battery

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This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. James F. Fagan’s 2d Brigade of Maj. Gen. Sterling Price’s Division, Lt. Gen. Theophilus H. Holmes’ District of Arkansas, in Lt. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith’s Trans-Mississippi Department, and commanded by Capt. W.D. Blocker. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1244.]

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.