• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

City Guards [Mississippi]

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was an unattached organization in Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 873 and 968.]

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.