• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

131st Illinois Infantry

Unit Position Marker

Unit Position Marker

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Monument is located on Grant Avenue 50 yards east of the Kansas Memorial. This unit was attached to Col. George W. Neeley's Detached Brigade of Brig. Gen. Elias S. Dennis' District of Northeast Louisiana, stationed at Young's Point, LA and commanded by Col. George W. Neeley & Maj. Joseph L. Purvis.

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."