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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

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Smith's Company Mississippi Cavalry State Troops

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This unit was attached to Maj. A.H. Chalmers' 18th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry, of Brig. Gen. James R. Chalmers' 5th Military District (headquartered at Panola, MS), Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Department of the West, and commanded by Capt. J. Y. Smith. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 594; Volume II, page 249.]

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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.