• View from Battery DeGolyer

    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?

Did You Know?

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