• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Edgar's Battery Texas Artillery

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Henry E. McCulloch's 1st Brigade, of Maj. Gen. John G. Walker's Division, Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor's District of Western Louisiana, in Lt. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's Trans-Mississippi Department, and commanded by Capt. William Edgar. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1205.]

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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.