• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

12th Illinois Infantry

This unit attached to Col. August Mersy's 2nd Brigade of Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge's 2nd Division, Maj. Gen. Richard J. Oglesby's Left Wing, XVI Army Corps, District of Corinth, stationed at Pocahontas, TN and commanded by Maj. James R. Hugunis & Col. Augustus L. Chetlain.
 
Illinois Memorial
Illinois Memorial
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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."