• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

118th Illinois Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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Monument located on Union Avenue 250 yards south of the Iowa Memorial, just north of the Old Reunion Grounds. Also a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located on Union Avenue just past Park Tour Stop #15. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Albert L. Lee (wounded 19 May 1863) & Col. James Keigwin's 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus' 9th Division, Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand (relieved of command 19 June 1863) & Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and commanded by Col. John G. Fonda.
 
Unit position marker
Unit position marker
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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."