• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

122nd Illinois Infantry

This unit was attached to Col. August Mersy's 2nd Brigade of Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge's 2nd Division, Maj. Gen. Richard J. Oglesby's Left Wing, XVI Army Corps, District of Corinth and was commanded by Lt. Col. James F. Drish & Col. John I. Rinaker.

 
Illinois Memorial
Illinois Memorial
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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."