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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

127th Illinois Infantry

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Unit Position Marker

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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.
 
Unit Position Marker
Unit Position Marker
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park is one of the most heavily monumented parks in the world with over 1330 monuments, markers, tablets, and plaques. The beauty and artistry of its monumentation prompted one Civil War veteran to call Vicksburg National Military Park, "the art park of the world."