• 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.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."