119th Illinois Infantry
This unit was attached to Col. David Moore's 4th 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 Lt. Col. Samuel E. Taylor & Col. Thomas J. Kenney.
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."