• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Rice's Battery Tennessee Heavy Artillery

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Daniel Ruggles' 1st Military District, headquartered at Columbus, MS, of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (15 April 1863 - 8 May 1863), and Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Department of the West (8 May 1863 - 4 July 1863), and commanded by Capt. T.W. Rice. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 249; and Volume III, page 1143.]

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.