• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Vicksburg National Cemetery

 
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Fallen Gingko Leaves - Vicksburg National Cemetery
NPS Photo

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.