• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

Stirman's [Arkansas] Sharpshooter Battalion

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen’s Grand Gulf Defense Forces, and commanded by Maj. R. Stirman. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 316.]

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.