• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

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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?

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."