• 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?

Did You Know?

President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."