• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Nelson's Independent Company, Georgia Cavalry

Nelson's Independent Company Regimental Monument

Nelson's Independent Company Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park, on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, at the southeast corner of Confederate Avenue and Hall’s Ferry Road. This unit was attached as headquarters escort for Maj. Gen. William H.T. Walker’s Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Capt. Thomas M. Nelson. This company participated in the Battle of Jackson, MS (14 May 1863), as an unattached command. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 558 and Volume III, page 1151.]

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.