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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

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Company of Sappers and Miners

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This unit was attached to "base personnel" of Maj. Gens. Martin Luther Smith's (until 30 Dec 1863) and Carter L. Stevenson's 2d Military District, of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. No commanding officer is listed.

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.