• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

Rice's Battery Tennessee Heavy Artillery

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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.]

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USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.