Illinois Monument Closure - Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Illinois Monument and immediate area will be closed to all visitors and tour traffic beginning at 8:00 a.m. and remain closed until contractors and lift equipment operators complete necessary measurements required for bat exclusion project work.
Lowe's Battery Missouri Artillery
15 April - 8 May 1863 (Grierson's Raid) - A section (2 guns) of this battery was attached to Col. Thomas P. Dockery's Combat Team, of Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson's 2d Military District, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Capt. S. Lowe. During the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg, the battery was attached to Brig. Gen. Martin E. Green's (killed in action 27 June 1863) and Col. Thomas P. Dockery's 2d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. John S. Bowen's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded Capt. William E. Dawson. [Refer to page 784, Volume 3 of the WPA Monumentation Books; and Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 251, 645, and 689; and Volume III, pages 783, 871, and 967.]
Did You Know?
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.