• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Unidentified Companies, Louisiana Cavalry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

Three companies of Louisiana Cavalry were attached to Lt. Col. George Gnatt's 9th Tennessee Battalion, Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner's 3d Military District at Port Hudson, LA, and commanded by Capt. B. F. Bryan, Capt. John B. Cage, and Capt. H. L. Daigre. These companies were not bottled up in Port Hudson and continued to operate militarily outside the fortifications. [Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 706.]

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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.