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

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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?

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.