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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Independent Kentucky Company of Engineers & Mechanics (Pioneer Corps/Infantry)

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand's (relieved of command 19 June 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps, and commanded by Capt. William F. Patterson. (The unit was also known as the "Pioneer Corps" or "Kentucky Pioneer Infantry".)
 
Kentucky State Memorial
Kentucky State Memorial
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Did You Know?

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.