• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

126th Illinois Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

NPS Image

Monument is located on the north side of Union Avenue approximately 1 mile west of Thayer's Approach (Park Tour Stop #6). This unit was attached to Col. Jonathan Richmond's Brigade of Brig. Gen. Nathan Kimball's Provisional Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) on Maj. Gen'l William T. Sherman's exterior line and was commanded by Maj. William W. Wilshire.

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Graves in Vicksburg National Cemetery

Vicksburg National Cemetery is the largest internment of Civil War dead in the nation. It is the burial place for nearly 17,000 Union soldiers.