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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

127th Illinois Infantry

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Monument located on Union Avenue 150 yards south of Grant Avenue. Also a marker designating the assault of 19 May 1863 located on Graveyard Road east of the Stockade Redan. This unit was attached to Col. Thomas Kilby Smith & Brig. Gen. Joseph A.J. Lightburn's (assumed command 24 May 1863) 2nd Brigade of Maj. Gen. Francis P. Blair's 2nd Division, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Col. Hamilton N. Eldridge.
 
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Did You Know?

Thomas O. Selfridge

Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.