• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Seven Stars Mississippi Light Artillery

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner's 3d Military District at Port Hudson, LA, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana as the "Mississippi Battery," and commanded by Capt. Calvit Roberts and Lt. F. G. W. Coleman. [Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 706; and to Edward Cunningham's The Port Hudson Campaign, 1862 - 1863, page 128.]

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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.