• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

11th Illinois Cavalry, Company G

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

NPS Image

Monument is located on Union Avenue 200 yards north and east of the Wisconsin Memorial. This unit was the headquarters escort of Brig. Gen. Thomas E. G. Ransom's 6th Division of Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps and was commanded by Lt. Stephen S. Tripp.

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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.