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117th Illinois Infantry

This unit was attached to Col. Charles D. Murray's 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen. James C. Veatch's 5th Division, Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut's XVI Army Corps, District of Memphis and commanded by Col. Risdon M. Moore. The regiment remained in Memphis, TN until 5 July 1863 and was in Vicksburg, MS three times after the siege of Vicksburg, the first being December 1863.
Illinois Memorial
Illinois Memorial
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USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.