• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

114th Illinois Infantry

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Unit position marker

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Monument is located on Union Avenue approximately .4 mile west of Thayer's Approach (Park Tour Stop #6). Also a marker designating the assault of 19 May 1863 located on the south side of Graveyard Road 200' from Union Avenue and markers designating sharpshooter's lines located on the ridge on the north side of Graveyard Road near Confederate Avenue and on Union Avenue approximately .4 mile west of Grant Avenue. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Ralph P. Buckland's & Col. William L. McMillen's 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen. James M. Tuttle's 3rd Division, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Col. James W. Judy.
 
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Unit position markers
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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.