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    National Military Park Mississippi

Fenner's Battery, Louisiana Artillery

Fenner's Battery Regimental Monument

Fenner's Battery Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located on Confederate Avenue at the Great Redoubt (Park Tour Stop 11). During the raids, this unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner's 3d Military District at Port Hudson, LA, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Later the battery was assigned to Brig. Samuel B. Maxey's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French's Division (organized 21 June 1863), Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Capt. C.E. Fenner. [Refer to Kountz, page 67; Official Record-Reports, page 706 and to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 252 and Volume III, page 1150.]

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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.