• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

103rd Illinois Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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Monument is located on Union Avenue approximately .1 mile west of Grant Avenue. This unit was attached to Col. Stephen G. Hicks 2nd Brigade of Brig. Gen. William Sooy Smith's 1st Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) and was commanded by Col. Willard A. Dickerman.

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.