• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

Confederate States Navy [Loring] [Detachment]

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

A detachment of Confederate naval personnel was attached as a non-brigaded unit to Maj. William W. Loring's Confederate forces during the Yazoo Pass expedition (3 February 1863 - 10 April 1863), and commanded by Lt. F. E. Shepperd. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 594.]

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USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.